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 – March-June 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

Fri-Sat-Sun

8-9-10 March

Mt Fishtail (Note: possible track closure because of high fire risk)

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

Pete W. 021 798 106

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.

Sunday

24 March

Beebys Hut 

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N29

BR25

Moderate

$18

Maria 541 8598

Ascend the track from the Korere-Tophouse Road through bush to a ridgeline then follow a 4WD road amongst tussock to a 1442m summit then visit Beebys Hut further on, taking 3-4 hours altogether. Return the same way.

Note: Change to programme

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.

Wednesday

3 April

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.

Sat-Sun

6-7 April

Kiwi Saddle Hut & Gibbs Track

Kahurangi National Park

M28

BQ23

Moderate/hard

$22

Maria 541 8598

From Rolling River, walk along the Wangapeka Track then up Kiwi Stream, climbing steadily to Kiwi Saddle Hut (6 bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking about 7 hours. Possibly return via Gibbs Track, depending on river levels.

Sunday

14 April

Editor Hill

Marlborough Sounds

P27 O27

BP28 BP27

Moderate/hard

$16

Robert 544 0142

before 1pm

From Opouri Saddle ascend a bush ridge, past a locked hut to a highpoint at 1040m then a further half-hour to the summit at 1032m, taking about four hours. Return the same way for a full day of about 7½ hours altogether.

Easter

19-22 April

Boyle River Lodge

Lewis Pass

M31 M32

BU23 BT23

All grades

$56

Robert 544 0142 by Saturday 13th  April

Stay three nights at the 65-bunk Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre. Cost $35 per person, per night. Planned trips: Lewis Tops, Nina Hut, Klondyke Valley. Other options: Mt Faust, Travers Peak or Lake Daniell.

Sunday

28 April

Canaan/Moa Park/Mt Evans

Abel Tasman National Park

N26

BP25

Moderate

$18

David S. 544 1573

From Harwoods Hole carpark at Canaan, walk over Wainui Saddle to Moa Park Shelter. Follow old track markers back up onto Evans Ridge and south to the farmland. Then walk the Gold Creek Loop family mountain bike track back to the carpark. About 6 hours plus breaks.

Date

Trip

Map

Grade & Cost

Contact

Wednesday

1 May

CLUB NIGHT:

AGM and Africa by Joy Bryant

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

The election of the Waimea Tramping Club executive, the presentation of the annual accounts and minutes.

Then a presentation by Joy Bryant about her recent trip to Africa, including a climb of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Sunday

5 May

Red Hills - Maitland Track circuit

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N29

BR25

Moderate

$21

Chris and Jo 544 7038

 

From the locked gate on Tophouse Road, climb up the four wheel drive track towards Beebys Knob. Turn off onto the Maitland Ridge Track to Red Hills Hut and descend through native bush via the Red Hills Hut to the carpark on SH63.  About 7 hours.  A minor car shuffle required.

Sunday

12 May

Lodestone & Mt Hodder

Kahurangi National Park

M27 N27

BQ24 BP24

Moderate

$17

Esther 265 6041

or 027 656 8228

From Flora carpark a steady 400m climb to Lodestone then down and up a ridgeline to Mt Hodder and return. Some steep sections. About 8 hours return.

Sat-Sun

18-19 May

Coastal Corners

Marlborough

P27 P28

BQ28 BR28

Easy/moderate

$29

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

25 May

Parachute Rocks

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29 BR24

BR25 BS25

Easy/moderate

$21

Di 021 144 3471

From Kerr Bay follow a zigzag track to get great views below the St Arnaud Range and return the same way, taking about 5 hours altogether.

Sat-Sun-Mon

1-3 June

D’Urville Island

Marlborough Sounds

P26

BP28 BN28

All grades

$41

Jeff 522 4994

Maria 541 8598

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

5 June

CLUB NIGHT:

Show and tell

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Club members will show photos of their recent NZ tramping trips.

Sunday

9 June

Cable Bay Walkway -

The Glen to Sentinel Hill

O27

BQ26

Easy

$3

Julian 542 3147

Esther 265 6041

or 027 656 8228

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

Saturday

15 June

Bushline Hut circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

N22

BS24

Moderate

$24

Colin 547 7511

 

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

22-23 June

Mid-Winter at Mataki Lodge

Matakitaki Valley, Murchison

M30

BS23 BS24

All grades

$41

Maria and Rob 541 8598

Stay Friday and Saturday nights at the spacious Mataki Lodge. Cost $30 or $35 per person, per night depending on numbers. Trips to Mole Saddle (3½-4 hours) via Jamieson Ridge Track and return, or the option of returning down Mole Creek. Another trip up Watson Creek Track as far as time allows and returning the same way.

Saturday

29 June

Mid-Winter Mystery Tour

O27

BQ26

Easy

Lunch $$ only

Alison 545 8399

Morning & afternoon options prepared for you. Walk one, the other or both. Lunch at the café in Founders Park.

 


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,
Mar 12, 2019, 4:57 PM