Club Programme

Checking in for Trips?

Notify the leaders as follows (no phone calls after 9pm):
  • One day trips by Thursday night

  • Overnight trips by Monday night

  • Long weekends as advertised in the newsletter


Trips leave from the northern entrance of Jubilee Park, Gladstone Road, Richmond (in front of the Badminton Hall) for all points west,
and usually from Millers Acre carpark, Halifax St, Nelson (opposite the Clock Tower) for all points east.
The leader will arrange transport from and back to these pick-up points but you must arrange your own transport from home.
The leader will decide if the trip has to be cancelled because of weather and will inform everybody accordingly.
Don't tramp if you feel under the weather, call in and cancel early.

You can download the complete Club Programme at the very bottom of this page.




Waimea Tramping Club Programme – March-June 2018

When planning to go on any trips please contact the leader by Monday night for an overnight trip and by Thursday night for a day trip.  Make phone calls before 9pm please. If you are staying in a hut, remember your hut tickets! You, NOT THE CLUB, are responsible for your safety and well-being on trips.

* Map numbers refer to Topomap 260 (old) and Topo50 (new).

Date

Trip

 

Map*

Grade & Cost

Contact

Sat-Sun

10-11 March

John Reid Hut

Kahurangi National Park

M28 M27

BQ24 BQ23

Moderate

$20

Rob and Maria 541 8598

Cross the Wangapeka River and ascend Chummies Track to John Reid Hut (6-bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking about 5 hours. Sunday return to the Wangapeka River via Gibbs Track.

Monday

12 March

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Saturday

17 March

North Peak

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28

BR25

Moderate

$11

Maria 541 8598

Alison 545 8399

From Inwood Lookout in the Wai-iti Valley ascend a marked track to the crest of a range taking about 2 hours. North Peak is a 1564m peak northeast of Gordons Knob on the Gordon Range and is not named on maps.

Sunday

25 March

Mt Fishtail

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28

BR27 BQ27

Hard

$34

David 021 201 5682

Camp Saturday night at Mill Flat on Pine Valley Road off the Northbank Road. A steep track climbs a bush ridge to the bushline then across scree slopes and the north-west ridge to the summit of this distinctive 1643m peak.  At least 10 hours return.

Easter

30 Mar-2 April

Kaikoura

O31

BT27

Easy/moderate

$53

Chris and Jo 544 7038

Stay at Peketa Beach Holiday Park, 7km south of Kaikoura for day trips in the area. Cabins are booked.

Wednesday

4 April

CLUB NIGHT: Sharing tramping food ideas and photos

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Bring along photos taken on recent tramps to share. Also bring along samples of your tramping food to show others and be prepared to share your tramping food ideas.

Saturday

7 April

Goat Hill, Okiwi Bay

Marlborough Sounds

O26

BP27

Easy /moderate

$15

Colin 547 7511

Julian 542 3147

A steady grade up this 395m hill in the Okiwi Bay Scenic Reserve taking 2 hours. Partway a good lookout over Okiwi Bay and at the summit a scenic lookout over Croisilles Harbour. Return the same way.

Monday

9 April

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Sunday

15 April

Takaka Hill Walkway plus Harwoods Hole

N26

BP25

Easy

$17

Diane 021 144 3471

On Takaka Hill follow a loop track in karst country taking 2½-3 hours. Then at Canaan carpark a 45 minute track through beech forest with stunning limestone rock formations to Harwoods Hole, NZ’s deepest vertical shaft.

Sunday

22 April

Dun Saddle & Coppermine Saddle circuit

O26

BQ26

Moderate

$5

Alison 545 8399

David W. 021 201 5682

From the Maitai Dam carpark follow the track up the Maitai River South Branch as far as Dun Saddle then loop back through bush to Coppermine Saddle and back down to the dam. About 7½ hours return.

Sunday

29 April

Kairuru Marble Quarry

N26

BP25

Easy/moderate

$12

Julian 542 3147

Diane 021 144 3471

From Moss Road, Sandy Bay follow farm roads up to the Kairuru Quarry where marble was extracted for the Parliament Buildings and the Beehive. About 5-6 hrs return.

Wednesday

2 May

CLUB NIGHT: AGM &

South America by Joy Bryant

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Joy made a trip to South America last year with this talk mainly on her time in Peru and Brazil.

Date

Trip

 

Map*

Grade & Cost

Contact

Sat-Sun

5-6 May

Waingaro Forks Hut

Kahurangi National Park

M26

BP24

Moderate

$19

David S. 544 157

Leave early on the morning of Saturday 5 May to drive over the Takaka Hill, and then walk the Killdevil Track to camp by Waingaro Forks hut (4 bunks), and return the same way on Sunday 6 May. Seven hours each way. If enough people prefer to have a three day trip, some could leave on Friday 4 May and have a side trip to Lake Stanley on Saturday, and all return on SundayNOTE : CHANGE OF TRIP

Monday

7 May

COMMITTEE MEETING: Trip planning for July to September

7.00pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Sunday

13 May

Mt Hope

Kahurangi National Park

M29

BR24

Moderate

$17

Robert 544 0142 by 1pm

From Boulder Creek on SH6 between Glenhope and Kawatiri, walk up an unmaintained route to this 1244m summit amongst large granite rocks taking about 3½ hours. Return the same way.

Sat-Sun

19-20 May

Hunters Hut

Mt Richmond Forest park

N28

BR25

Moderate

$11

Robert 544 0142 by 1pm

From Inwood Lookout walk over North Ridge and down into the headwaters of the Left Branch Motueka River, then up to Hunters Hut (8-bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking 4½-5 hours. Stay the night at hut and return the same way.

Saturday

26 May

Barnicoat Range & Roding River crossover

N27

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$7

Colin 547 7511

Alison 545 8399

One group starts at Marsden Valley and walks up the Involution Track and along Barnicoat Range while the other starts at the Roding Dam and climbs the zigzag road to the ridge. Practise tent pitching and cook lunch near the top (685m). Allow 6 hours including a lunch stop.

Sat-Sun-Mon

2-4 June

D’Urville Island

 

P26

BP28 BN28

All grades

$37

Jeff 522 4994

Take 4WD vehicles on a barge from French Pass to Kapowai and stay at the D’Urville Island Community Hall for day trips. The cost for barge is about $300 return per vehicle and the cost for accommodation for the whole group is about $60 per night.

Wednesday

6 June

CLUB NIGHT:

Japan by Chris & Jo Ecroyd

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Chris and Jo will give a presentation on their recent cultural and walking experiences on the main island of Honshu during 2017.

Sunday

10 June

Browning Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28 O28

BQ26

Easy/moderate$4       

Julian 542 3147

Maria  541 8598

From the Hacket carpark in the Aniseed Valley walk up the Hacket Track to Browning Hut. May return via Hacket Hut. About 6-7 hours return.

Monday

11 June

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Sat-Sun

16-17 June

Wakaretu Bay

Pelorus Sound

P27

BQ28

Easy/moderate

$24

Rob 541 8598

Stay the night at Jeff Lukey's bach, 12km from Havelock, costs $10 per person. Day walks may include Mt Cawte (474m) - about 4 hours return, also Mt Parkinson (576m) - a 4½ hour circuit to a nearby high point. May also do part of the Nydia Track from Kaiuma Bay up to Kaiuma Saddle (387m). Shorter walks also nearby.

Saturday

23 June

Mid-winter at Melrose                            

O27

BQ26

Easy

$0

Alison 545 8399

Meet at Victory Square, walk up to the summit of the Grampians (390m) on the Kahikatea Track then down via the Tawa Track in time for a delicious lunch at Melrose House Café. Optional to return the same way.

Fri-Sat-Sun

29 June-1 July

Mangarakau Swamp Lodge, Whanganui Inlet, Golden Bay

M25

BN23

Easy

$40

Esther and Eric 265 6041

Leave on Friday afternoon for a weekend at the Mangarakau Swamp Lodge and choose from several options for walks on Saturday and Sunday including Knuckle Hill (506m), Lake Otuhie, Kaihoka Lakes and various coastal walks.  The lodge accommodates 15 people and costs $10 per person, per night.


Tramping Grades Gradings are a combination of gradient, distance and roughness of track.

Easy – up to 4 hours on a good track, easy gradient

Easy / moderate – up to 6 hours on a good track, mostly easy gradient

Moderate – 6 hours plus, on a rougher track, some climbing

Moderate / hard – Up to 8 hours on rougher track, often climbing

Hard – 8 hours plus on a rough track, often steep


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Robert Wopereis,
Apr 15, 2018, 2:24 PM