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 Paru Paru Road (the carpark on the left, in front of the Nelson Squash Club) 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 – December 2018-March 2019

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.

Date

Trip

Map

Grade & Cost

Contact

Sat-Sun

8-9 December

Mt Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29 M29

BS24

Moderate/hard

$22

Di 021 144 3471

From the Mt Robert car park ascend Robert Ridge along to Angelus Hut ($28 bunks, $20) taking about 6 hours. On Sunday return to the car park via the same route. Online hut booking required.

Saturday

15 December

Barnicoat Range crossover: Easby Park - Marsden Valley

N27

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$0

Alison M. 545 8399

Colin 547 7511

Half the party start walking at Easby Park in Richmond and meet for lunch with the rest of the party who begin their walk at Marsden Valley. About 4½ hours walking time.

Sunday

23 December

SOCIAL EVENT:

Christmas BBQ - Busch Reserve, Aniseed Valley

Rob and Maria 541 8598

Bring salad or baking to share and your own BBQ meats and drinks. Arrive any time after 3pm. BBQ at 5.30pm.

New Year:

29 Dec-2 Jan

Westport

 

K29

BR20 BR21

Moderate

$50

Maria 541 8598

 

Five people have booked their accommodation and if you want to join in please contact Maria ASAP.

Sunday

6 January

Lake Rotoiti circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29

BR24 BS24

Moderate

$21

Di 021 144 3471

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.

Sat-Sun

12-13 January

Klondyke circuit

Victoria Forest Park

L31

BT22

Hard

$49

Chris 544 7038

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.

Sunday

13 January

Red Hills Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N29

BR25

Easy/moderate

$21

Julian 542 3147

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

Sunday

20 January

Devils Creek Hut & Doom Creek

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28

BQ27

Easy/moderate

$21

Robert 544 0142

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.

Saturday

26 January          

Browning Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28 O28

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$4

Alison M. 545 8399

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

Sat-Sun

26-27 January

Ruby Lake & Lake Lockett

Kahurangi National Park

M26

BP24

Moderate/hard

$27

David S. 544 1573

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.

Wednesday

30 January

CLUB NIGHT:

Gadget information

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Share your ideas on new technology for tramping such as apps used for tracking, maps and GPS.

Long weekend

2-5 or 3-6 Feb

Lake Christabel circuit

Victoria Forest Park

L31 L32

BT22 BU22

Moderate/hard

$57

Robert 544 0142

Near Springs Junction, drive to end of Palmer Road in the Upper Grey River Valley. Walk up Robinson Valley 5-6 hours to Mid Robinson Hut. Another 5-6 hours to Top Robinson Hut. Then 4 hours to Robinson Saddle and another 4 hours to Lake Christabel Hut. Out via Blue Grey River Valley taking 6-7 hours. $5 hut ticket each hut.

Sunday

3 February

Trig K, Pelorus Bridge

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O27

BQ27

Easy

$13

Julian 542 3147

 

Ascend this 417m peak taking about 2 hours then loop past two small waterfalls back to the start.

Afterward a swim in the Pelorus River and an ice cream at the café.

Sunday

10 February

Pearse Resurgence

Kahurangi National Park

N27 M27

BQ24

Moderate

$14

Rob 541 8598

Julian 542 3147

An interesting 6km walk (6 hours return) to the resurgence which is the entrance to one of NZ’s deepest caves. Numerous river crossings will keep you cool on a hot summer day. Located 29km from Motueka.

Saturday

16 February

Motueka Sandspit

Motueka

N26 N27

BP25

Easy

$10

Colin 547 7511

Ian 544 9154

From Saltwater Baths walk along shoreline then to end of sandspit to arrive before low tide (2:10pm).

Godwits and Banded Dotterel in residence. About 4 hours return.

Sunday

24 February

Rainbow ski field & beyond

St Arnaud Range

N29

BS25 BS24

Moderate

$28

Esther 265 6041

or 027 656 8228

Experience the Rainbow Ski Area from a new perspective - swap winter skiing for summer hiking.

$15 donation per carload to use the access road.

Sat Sun

2-3 March

Tablelands circuit from Cobb Kahurangi National Park

M27

BP24

Moderate

$31

Di 021 144 3471

On Saturday start from the Cobb Dam Road, go past Myttons Hut, then Lake Peel and Balloon Hut to Salisbury Lodge (22 bunks, $15 hut ticket). On Sunday the route is Upper and Lower Junctions, Bullock Track, Peel Ridge and past Myttons Hut to the start. About 6 hours each day, with the chance for side trips if time permits.

Wednesday

6 March

CLUB NIGHT: National Outdoor Leadership School

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Our guest is from the National Outdoor Leadership School based in the Aniseed Valley, near Nelson.

Fri-Sat-Sun

8-9-10 March

Mt Fishtail

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28

BR27 BQ27

Hard

$37

Esther 265 6041

or 027 656 8228

Go late Friday afternoon and camp at Mill Flat on Pine Valley off Northbank Road. On Saturday climb a steep track up a bush ridge to the bushline then across scree slopes and the NW ridge to the top of this distinctive 1643m peak. About 10 hours return. Stay a second night at the campground and travel home Sunday.

Saturday

9 March

Rotoiti walks

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29

BR24

Easy

$21

Colin 547 7511

Maria 541 8598

A variety of short walks centred on the DOC visitors centre, including Black Valley Walk, Brunner Peninsula Nature Walk, Loop Walk and Black Hill Track. About 5 hours in all.

Saturday

16 March

Rivercraft skills - Hacket Creek

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$4

Colin 547 7511

Interested in learning a bit more about the best techniques to use when crossing rivers?

Peter W will give you the opportunity to learn and practise these techniques on the way to Hacket Hut.

Sat-Sun

16-17 March

Parapara Peak

Kahurangi National Park

M25

BN24

Moderate/hard

$25

David W. 021 201 5682

From Ward Holmes Road, 11km from Takaka, a 4-5 hour steady or steep ascent to this 1249m peak (about 9 hours return). Either an early start for a day trip or the option of staying in Takaka the night before.

Sat-Sun

23-24 March

Canaan to Birds Clearing-stay at Wainui Hut with camping option

N26

BP25

Moderate

$18

Alison M. 545 8399

Short walk from Canaan Downs to Wainui Hut. Day tramp to Birds Clearing. Spectacular views of Golden Bay.  Return to the hut to spend the night. On Sunday morning walk back to the cars then take one or more of Harwood’s Hole / Takaka Walkway / Ngarua Caves options before returning home in the afternoon.

Sunday

31 March

Sclanders Creek, Maitai Valley Nelson

O27

BQ26

Moderate/hard

$5

David S. 544 1573

From Maitai Dam walk up the Sclanders Creek track, past Maitai Caves, then head off track up a spur to Pt753, then back on a shared bike track from Junction Saddle, via Pt812, Sunrise Ridge and Peaking Ridge.

 

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,
Dec 24, 2018, 3:18 AM