Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
19 - 20 October
Lake Lockett Medium

Saturday: Park at Sylvester carpark and follow a trappers track up Diamond Lake Stream to camp at Lake Lockett.

Sunday: Up over the knob near Lake Sylvester and out past Sylvester hut.

Possible side trips to Mt Lockett or Diamond Lake if time and energy allows.


19 - 20 October
Sylvester Hut Easy

Third time lucky....

From the Cobb Dam road end to Sylvester Hut is 5km and 500m climb. From the hut, treks can be made round Lake Sylvester, up the ridge and down to Iron Lake or to the top of Iron Hill for those with a higher fitness level. It’s an easy walk up to the hut and surrounds for a new tramper and families. Get a great view of Lake Lockett from the ridge. 12 bunk serviced hut. Hut pass, or Hut tickets ($15) required.

Drive in with the team going to Lake Lockett. Host them for a brew on their way past Sylvester Hut, and back to the cars together.

25 - 27 October
Tapuae-o-Uenuku Fit


The Clarence side is now closed between October - November due to lambing and calving.

Tapuae-o-Uenuku will now be from the Hodder.

More details to follow.

Note: If your snow skills are basic, or rusty, then the Snow Skills Training on September 7 - 8 would be a great way to revisit this area.

Please note that a prerequisite for this trip is that you have done an overnight trip with the club and are known to club members to have snow skills.

Crampons and ice axe required.

3 November
Lodestone / Hodder Fit

Lodestone / Hodder

We leave from the Flora car park (960M) and begin a steep ascent through beech forest to Lodestone (1262M) a good place for morning tea. We then descend, very steeply at times, to the saddle (1180M) between Lodestone and Hodder before acsending to Mt Hodder (1462M) - a good place for lunch. Alternatively it is possible to sidle along the side of Lodestone reducing the climb by 60M.

After lunch we head in a SW direction on a circuit back to the Flora track arriving at Flora Hut soon after reaching teh Flora track. A pause to look at the resident wekas and have a snack before heading back to the car park and return to Nelson.

Most of this walk is marked route only, though bush open and easy to walk through. There are some steep sections and it is moderately long.

4 November
Pub Night Social

Speights Ale House from 7pm

Come along for a drink and maybe a bite to eat.  A great chance to catch up informally with other clubbies, discuss past trips and plan future ones!