Welcome to the website of the Nelson Tramping Club

The Nelson Tramping Club is based near some of the finest tramping opportunities in New Zealand. Our club conducts an active, year-round programme of trips for members of diverse interests and abilities. Non-members are welcome to join our trips (subject to being properly equipped and undertaking trips consistent with their fitness and experience); we are always looking for new members! 

More about us . . .


July 1st is the renewal date for club subscriptions.

Recreational Access, Health & Safety

Clarification of Health and Safety when accessing private land.

  1. Person Conducting the Business or Undertaking [PCBUs] don’t have to manage the risks of the recreational activity. That’s the responsibility of the person doing the activity.
  2. PCBUs aren’t responsible for naturally occurring features that aren’t part of, or affected by, their work.
  3. If someone accesses land for recreation and hurts themselves as a result of the recreation activity, the PCBU who provided access isn’t responsible.
[So, if you injure yourself on private land whilst doing your thing, you are responsible; not the land owner. There has been ambiquity in the past.]
Details here.

Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
27 - 28 July
Angelus Hut Fit

Saturday depart 7.30am. Plan to head up to Angelus hut via Robert Ridge for Saturday night (serviced hut ticket needed).
Sunday AM early rising to summit Mt Angelus then head back out along the ridge. Option could be back via Speargrass hut if the group want to do a circular trip.
Crampons and ice axe must be carried and good experience essential to summit.
You can get to the hut to try crampons out for the first time and enjoy the basin area, sledge, bum slide or build snow creatures if you prefer. Bring a glass or 2 of red wine for communal mulled wine.
If you want to borrow club crampons and ice axe talk to me and I will do first come first served as fairest and least complicated option. Otherwise they can be hired elsewhere.

3 August
Rainbow Ski Area Easy

Come enjoy the snow ( hopefully some arrives ). Ski / board if you lke or walk to the ridge and explore ( crampons and axe required ) 

Please register with full details via email landkparkernz@gmail.com

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Emergency contact and their Mobile

4 August
Mt Malita Medium

Details to follow.

5 August
Club Night and AGM

Short AGM followed by the annual photo competition.  Doors open at 7pm.

The photo competition is aligned with the FMC photo competition.  This year we have an in-house judge, Raymond Salisbury.  Please send you JPEG files to Ray at newsletter@hotpixels.co.nz.

10 - 11 August
Abel Tasman Nation Park Medium

SHIFTED from 10/11th - apologies to early punters. The less visited Northern Coast for an easy tramp with idyllic overnight camp. Great for shedding those winter blues.
From Wainui Bay we head to Whariwharangi for lunch at the hut or on the beautiful beach. Then on to Mutton Cove where we will drop packs for a side trip to Separation Point and then back to set up camp. On Sunday we head to Anapai Bay on the coastal track and then to the track junction for Totaranui. Up over Gibbs Hill (405m) on the main track and back down to Wainui Bay. Perhaps a side trip to Wainui Falls or to Taipo Point if there is time. 

This is part of the ATNP GW so campites must be booked at $15 a site.