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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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 Lake Chalice 
Mt Richmond Forest Park 


Mount Robert
Nelson Lakes National Park


Kirwans sunset 
Mount Victoria Forest Park

Point Kean 
Kaikoura Peninsula


Trips & Events for Jan - Feb 2019:


FMC Youth Scholarship Expedition

 Wednesday 30 January 2019

(This is a week earlier due to the following Wednesday falling on Waitangi Day.)

Our speakers for the evening will be Jake Harris, Dylan Lester, Matthew Fox, and Sally Mains who were awarded a FMC Youth Scholarship to traverse the Tasman Wilderness Area in Kahurangi National Park.  

This 20 day trip last December took them off track through one of the most remote and least visited parts of the national park.


Come along and hear about their amazing adventure.


Note:  The Gadgets night, originally programmed for this evening, will be held at a later date.

7.30pm Fish & Game Rooms, 
Champion Road, Richmond

Lake Christabel circuit

Victoria Forest Park

 2-5 February 2019 


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.

Contact Robert 544 0142

Trig K, Pelorus Bridge

Mt Richmond Forest Park

 Sunday 3 February 2019


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.

Contact Julian 542 3147


Pearse Resurgence

Kahurangi National Park

 Sunday 10 February 2019


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.

Contact Rob 541 8598 or Julian 542 3147 

Motueka Sandspit


 Saturday 16 February 2019

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. 

Contact Rob 541 8598  or Julian 542 3147

Rainbow Skifield to Mt McRae
St Arnaud Range
Sunday 24 February 2019

Experience the Rainbow Ski Area from a new perspective - swap winter skiing for summer hiking.
$15 donation per carload to use the access road.

Contact Esther 265 6041 or 027 656 8228

For further information view our  Club Programme