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.

Make Your Voice Count

DOC are reviewing two park management plans; Westland and Mt Cook.

Work on this plan has now been paused while DOC consider the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision on Ngāi Tai.

Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
19 May
Lake Matiri Hut Easy

Easy river walk up the Matiri Valley to the hut and return. Leaving from the Badminton Centre, Richmond at 8 a.m.

25 - 26 May
Tableland Circuit Medium

A weekend wander around this classic Nelson circuit.  Options available for extra side-trips if desired.


Drive to Flora car park, walk via Mt Arthur Hut and Gordon's Pyramid to Salisbury Lodge where we will stay for the night. (5-6 hrs, 14km).   Depending on the group and the weather, extra options include a summit of Mt Arthur, or Cloustons Mine. 


Return to Flora car park via the rock shelters (4 hours, 14km).  Option for side-trip to the Potholes and Sphinx Valley Cave. 

1 - 3 June
Opera Range & Zampa Tops Fit

Queen's Birthday Weekend

Day 1: Anne Hut via Opera Range, starting at Foleys Track accessed from SH 7.

Day 2: Ada Pass Hut via Henry Saddle and Zampa Tops. 

Day 3: Out via Cannibal Gorge Track and back to Nelson.

Good opportunity to brush up your navigation skills.


This is probably more medium-fit trip. Depends on snow conditions. An early start from Nelson on Saturday morning, or drive down Friday evening and camp at Deer Valley Campsite.

9 June
Mt Haast Grade TBD

Fairly short sharp climb to the summit of Mt Haast (1587m), near Springs Junction.

10 June
Club Night

Ian Morris will give a presentation about his recent trip to Patagonia.

He visited Glaciers National Park with the magnificient granite towers of Fitzroy and Cerro Torre.  Then more granite towers in Towers Del Paine National Park and finally something different in the Chilean Lakes District with ascents of volcano Villarica (2861m) and volcano Longquimay (2865m).