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! 

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July 1st is the renewal date for club subscriptions.

Submissions - Walking Access Commission

Again, another opportunity to shape the future of our outdoor experience. Specifically access through private land.

There is currently a review underway of the Walking Access Commission.

Submissions Close: July 5, 2019


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.]
22 June
Mt Riley Mt Sunday circui Fit

Please note this trip is scheduled for the Saturday. 

Clockwise circuit of the Mt Riley Mt Sunday circuit  Mt Richmond Forest park.

1509 metre climb with some great views over the Kaituna Valley and Wairau plains if weather is kind.

Water is only available at Sunday bivvy so will need to be carried.

Circuit takes approx 7 hours with some steep climbs in the first couple of hours.

30 June - 1 July
Mt Starveall Fit

Plan to climb up to Starveall Hut for a night, a strenuous climb of about 6 hours. Will stay in the hut (6 bunks, standard hut. Fee:  one hut ticket or annual hut pass.) If the hut it's full, would plan to camp beside the hut. Sunday morning up early to take in the views from the summit, then return down to the car park. A cold time of year, so possibly some snow and warm clothes and suitable sleeping bag essential.

1 July
Pub Night Social

Honest Lawyer, Monaco

Come along from 7pm for a casual drink and catch-up with other clubbies - a great opportunity to meet other members and get some ideas for your next trip!

7 July
Jenkins Hill Grade TBD

From Marsden Valley up the Scout Track (utilising a section of old track that I recently discovered) and around the ridge to Jenkins Hill (776m).  Back around the ridge and down Glider Road.


14 July
Trip Leader required Grade TBD

Trip leader required for this weekend. Any destination