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 – June-September 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

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.

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.

Wednesday

4 July

CLUB NIGHT:

Antarctic Experiences

7:30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Bruce Davies will tell us about his experiences at Scott Base preparing to drill through the ice shelf and driving more than 1000km hauling 45,000 litres of fuel.

Friday

6 July

SOCIAL EVENT:

Pizza and Movie Night

Maria 541 8598

Meet at 5pm at Stefano’s Pizzeria at State Cinema to enjoy some food together then view your choice of movie.

Sunday

8 July

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Nelson

O27

BP26

Moderate

$1

Chris and Jo 544 7038

Meet in the carpark at the end of the road to the Brook Sanctuary at 9:50am, ready to start walking when the Sanctuary gate opens at 10am. Please be prepared to give a donation to the Sanctuary. We will explore well up the Brook Valley and be back at the cars before the gate closes at 4pm. We should enjoy the increasing abundance of native birdlife in this protected area and we will also check on how far introduced weeds such as old man’s beard have penetrated into the bush.

Sunday

15 July

Cable Bay Walkway -

The Glen to Sentinel Hill

O27

BQ26

Easy

$3

Robert 544 0142 by 1pm

From The Glen walk to a highpoint above Cable Bay taking about 2½ hours then return. Great coastal scenery.

Sat-Sun

21-22 July

Coastal Corners

Marlborough

P27 P28

BQ28 BR28

Easy /moderate

$26

David W. 021 201 5682

Leave Saturday morning and walk part of the Link Pathway (section closest to Picton). Sunday drive to Rarangi and walk tracks to Whites Bay, Black Jack Track and the Loop Track. Some road bashing but not much along the Port Underwood Road. Stay at Top 10 Holiday Park. Let leader know by Tuesday.

Saturday

28 July

Centre of NZ to Bay View Road

Nelson

O27

BQ26

Easy

$0

Rob 541 8598

Julian 542 3147

Head up the 147m Botanical Hill, along Sir Stanley Whitehead Track and return via Bay View Road to the start.

 

Date

Trip

Map*

Grade & Cost

Contact

Wednesday

1 August

CLUB NIGHT:

Photo Competition

7:30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

View the best pictures from the club’s photographers taken over the past year.  Vote to decide the winners.

Sunday

5 August

Spooners Tunnel, Shedwood Bush, Jeff’s Patch

N27 N28

BQ24 BQ25

Easy

$10

Maria 541 8598

Julian 542 3147

An 8km walk from Belgrove up to and then through the tunnel, followed by a pleasant bushwalk up to a ridgeline viewpoint. Then maybe a bushwalk at Jeff’s place at Sherry River.

Sat-Sun

11-12 August

Lakehead Hut

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29

BR24 BS24

Easy

$19

Colin 547 7511

Introductory family-friendly overnight trip. About 3 hours tramping on a well-formed track to Lakehead Hut (28-bunks, $15 hut ticket), returning the same way on Sunday. Water-taxi option. Beautiful views of Travers Valley.

Sunday

19 August

Apple Tree Bay

Abel Tasman National Park

N26

BP25

Easy

$12

Di 021 144 3471

From Marahau an easy 1½ hour walk to picturesque sandy beach then return the same way.

Saturday

25 August

Bushline Hut

Nelson Lakes National Park

N22

BS24

Moderate

$22

Julian 542 3147

A day trip from Mt Robert carpark climbing the Pinchgut Track to Bushline Hut and then descending via Paddy’s Track, taking about 5 hours altogether.

Sat-Sun

25-26 August

Bushline Hut

Nelson Lakes National Park

N22

BS24

Moderate

$22

Chris and Jo 544 7038

From Mt Robert carpark a steady climb on the well-formed Pinchgut Track to Bushline Hut (14-bunks, $15 hut ticket). On Sunday complete the circuit via Paddy’s Track back to the start. About 2½-3 hours each day. A good first overnight trip with great views of the lake at sunset and sunrise.

Sunday

2 September

Speargrass Hut

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29 M29

BS24

Moderate

$22

Esther and Eric 265 6041

A day trip from Mt Robert carpark to Speargrass Hut taking about 2½ hours and then return the same way.

Wednesday

5 September

CLUB NIGHT:

Diving Services around NZ

7:30pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Bruce Lines will share his experiences in his work on undersea recovery, ship wrecks, sewerage pipes, harbour work and all sorts of things to do with diving.

Saturday

8 September

Snow Day

Rainbow Ski Field

N28 O28

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$26

Colin 547 7511

Share basic skills on gentle slopes then tramp to top of ski lift. Follow ridge overlooking Lake Rotoiti to Mt McRae. After lunch descend to car park. Club ice axes available, crampons or snow shoes needed and can possibly be arranged. Drivers will need chains. 

Sunday

16 September

Holyoake - Anchorage circuit

Abel Tasman National Park

N26

BP25

Moderate

$12

Robert 544 0142 by 1pm

Start from Marahau then steadily ascend the inland Track. About 20 minutes before Holyoake clearing turn and descend to Anchorage.  Return to Marahau via the coastal track. About 7-8 hours.

Saturday

22 September

Boulder Bank

Nelson

O27

BQ26

Easy

$2

Di 021 144 3471

From Boulder Bank Drive follow the rocky coastline past several historic baches to the iconic Nelson lighthouse taking about 2½ hours then return the same way.

Sat-Sun

29-30 Sept

Awapoto Hut

Abel Tasman National Park

N26 N25

BP25 BN25

Moderate

$22

Rob and Maria 541 8598

Crossover trip with one group starting at Canaan, heading up to Evans Ridge and then going along to Awapoto Hut (12-bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking 5-6 hours. Other group enters at Pigeon Saddle and walks up to Awapoto Hut (about 4 hours). 



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,
Jul 9, 2018, 5:01 PM