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Based in the top of the South Island, Waimea Tramping Club has organised trips in New Zealand since 1973.

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 Lake Chalice 
Mt Richmond Forest Park 


Mount Robert
Nelson Lakes National Park


Kirwans sunset 
Mount Victoria Forest Park

Point Kean 
Kaikoura Peninsula


Trips & Events for January 2019:

Lake Rotoiti circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park
 Sunday 6 January 2019 


A 25km loop of the lake, starting and ending at Kerr Bay. The circuit will take about 8 hours and include a crossing of the Travers River between Lakehead and Coldwater huts

Contact Di 021 144 3471

Klondyke circuit

Victoria Forest Park

 Sat Sun 12-13 January 2019


Start from Rahu Saddle between Springs Junction and Reefton. Go up Klondyke Valley Track and tent overnight near an alpine tarn (5 hours). The aim is to return along the ridge crest until reaching the Klondyke Spur Track. There are bluffs to negotiate and this trip will only run if the weather is suitable.

Contact Chris 544 7038

Red Hills Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park


Sunday 13 January 2019

About two hours up to this hut. Continue one more hour to a highpoint on the plateau then return to the carpark.
Contact Julian 542 3147

Devils Creek Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park

 Sunday 20 January 2019


From end of Wakamarina Road a walk of 2½ hours to Devils Creek Hut. Return via Doom Creek loop or climb to see derelict mining huts if time permits.

Contact Robert 544 0142

Browning Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park

 Sunday 26 January 2019


Walk the Hacket Track to Browning Hut and return, taking 6-7 hours. Have a swim at Busch Reserve afterward.

Contact Alison M. 545 8399

Ruby Lake & Lake Lockett

Kahurangi National Park

 Sat-Sun 26-27 January 2019


From Cobb dam, walk up past Sylvester Hut, over Iron Hill and on to Ruby Lake to camp. Next day walk to Lake Lockett and along trap line back to the Cobb. Mostly off track, with tops travel and camping. May add a third day.

Contact David S. 544 1573


Gadget information

 Wednesday 30 January 2019

Share your ideas on new technology for tramping such as apps used for tracking, maps and GPS.
7.30pm Fish & Game Rooms, 
Champion Road, Richmond

For further information view our  Club Programme