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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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Above Lake Sylvester
Best Print - 2017 Waimea TC Photo Competition 


Abel Tasman National Park

Buckland Peaks, Paparoa Range


Spencer Range from Mt Murchison

Club News & Announcements

  • Chromite Mine Track The club has recently been working with DOC on the Chromite Mine Track and the Old Chrome Road in the Hacket Valley in Mt Richmond Forest Park. The track has ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 4:57 AM by Robert Wopereis
  • Club Subscription The club’s subscription has increased by $5 this year. This is only the second increase in the club’s subscription in the last 21 years, with the last price ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 4:54 AM by Robert Wopereis
  • Balloon Hut wood burner and woodshed installation, Kahurangi National Park Background Waimea Tramping Club has a history of involvement with Balloon Hut going back to the last major upgrade of the hut in February 1995. A major force in that ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2016, 2:16 AM by Robert Wopereis
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Trips & Events for June 2018:

D'Urville Island 

Marlborough Sounds

 Sat-Sun-Mon 2-3-4 June 2018

(All grades)

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.

Contact Jeff 522 4994



by Chris and Jo Ecroyd
Wednesday 6 June 2018

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

Browning Hut 

Mount Richmond Forest Park
 Sunday 10 June 2018 


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.

Contact Julian 542 3147 or Maria 541 8598

Wakaretu Bay

Pelorus Sound

 Sat-Sun 16-17 June 2018

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.

Contact Rob 541 8598

Mid-winter at Melrose

 Saturday 23 June 2018 

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.

Contact Alison 545 8399

Mangarakau Swamp Lodge
Whanganui Inlet, Golden Bay
 Fri-Sat-Sun 29 June - 1 July 2018 

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.

Contact Esther and Eric 265 6041

For further information view our  Club Programme