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 – September-December 2017


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

Wednesday

6 September

CLUB NIGHT:

Life at Puysegur Point

7.30pm, Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Edna McKegg will talk about her life as a lighthouse keeper’s wife at Puysegur Point in the far south of Fiordland and three other lighthouses around NZ. She managed to raise three children in these remote locations.

Sunday

10 September

Dun Mtn Trail & Black Diamond Ridge - Bryant Range

O27

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$0

Eric and Esther 265 6041

From OK Corral on Brook Street walk the Dun Mountain Trail past Third House then turn off onto Black Diamond Ridge toward Fringed Hill, then either down to Four Corners and to the start, or else directly back to the start.

Monday

11 September

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond 

Sunday

17 September

Holyoake - Anchorage circuit

Abel Tasman National Park

N26

BP25

Moderate

$12

Robert 544 0142

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

Sunday

24 September

Booth’s Cottage

Howard Valley

M29

BR24

Easy/moderate

$24

Chris and Jo 544 7038

In the Howard Valley follow an old miners’ track above Louis Creek to a historic hut located in a small forest clearing. Carry on to a good lookout on the Porika 4WD Road taking about 3 hours. Return the same way.

Saturday

30 September

Parachute Rocks

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29 BR24

BR25 BS26

Moderate

$19

Alison 545 8399

Jocelyn 541 8213

From Kerr Bay at Lake Rotoiti, follow a zigzag track up out of the bush to a great lookout point below St Arnaud Range. Opportunity to climb 250m further up to the ridgeline. Return the same way.  Total time about 5 hours.

Wednesday

4 October

CLUB NIGHT:

Living in an 11m house bus

7.30pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Campbell and Niki Sturrock will talk about their experiences converting an 11m bus and travelling around NZ living sustainably, ‘leaving it better than you found it’. Take a tour through the bus and have a ride/drive of a fully electric Nissan Leaf vehicle. Interesting stories. (Best not to park in the carpark this time).

Sat-Sun

7-8 October

Marlborough Meander:

The Link Pathway & Wither Hills

P27 P28

BQ28 BR28

Easy

$28

David 021 201 5682

Head away Saturday morning and walk some of the Link Pathway from Ngakuta Bay. Stay at Picton Top 10 Holiday Park. Sunday a ramble around the Wither Hills Farm Park in Blenheim. Let the leader know by Tuesday.

Monday

9 October

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond 

Sunday

15 October

Ben Nevis

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28

BR25

Moderate

$11

Robert 544 0142

From a forestry road in the Wairoa Valley, tramp about 3½ hours to reach this 1,619m peak.

Sunday 

22 October

Mt Stevens

Wakamarama Range,  Golden Bay

M25

BN23

Moderate/hard

$29

Eric and Esther 265 6041

Start south of 15 Mile Creek Bridge on Aorere Valley Road, 28 km from Collingwood and ascend this 1300m peak, the highest point in the Wakamarama Range with wonderful views of the Aorere Valley and West Coast. The route is steep in places. Return the same way. A full day trip of 7-8hrs. Possibility to stay in Golden Bay for Labour weekend. Make your own arrangements for accommodation.

Sunday

29 October

Motueka Sandspit

Motueka

N26 N27

BP25

Easy

$9

Rob 541 8598

An easy stroll along the Motueka shoreline to view the godwits after their epic non-stop flight from Alaska.

Wednesday

1 November

CLUB NIGHT:

DOC Motueka and Nelson Lakes

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Hear about the work DOC has done on huts and tracks in the Nelson region over the last year and get an insight into what is planned for the future.

Friday

3 November

SOCIAL EVENT:

Pizza and Movie Night

Maria 541 8598

Meet at 5.00pm at the pizzeria at the State Cinema to enjoy some food together, then view your choice of movie.

Sunday

5 November

Dew Lakes & Maungatapu Saddle - Mt Richmond FP

O27

BQ26

Moderate/hard

$5

Eric and Ester 265 6041

From the Maitai Dam go up past the Rush Pool to Dew Lakes, then along the Bryant Range to Maungatapu Saddle, then turn down the Maungatapu Track back to the Maitai Dam. A circuit taking about 7 hours.

Monday

6 November

7.00pm COMMITTEE MEETING

7.30 TRIP PLANNING MEETING

Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Sunday

12 November

Mt Riley & Mt Sunday

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28

BQ28 BQ27

Hard

$28

David 021 201 5682

Camp Saturday night at a nearby campground. On Sunday walk this 12km loop track, climbing steep bush ridges over the summits of Mt Riley (1,311m) and Mt Sunday (1,310m). Once on the small open tops there are wonderful views over the Kaituna Valley and Wairau Plains. 8 hours return.

Fri-Sat-Sun

17-18-19 Nov

Kirwans Track & Waitahu Valley

Victoria Forest Park

L30

BS21 BS22

Moderate

$44

Robert 544 0142

Friday a steady 6 hour climb up a well-formed pack track to Kirwans Hut (12 bunks, $15 hut ticket) near the bushline. Then a 50 minute side trip to Kirwans Hill (1,297m). Saturday descend past mining relics to Montgomerie Hut (6 bunks, $5 hut ticket), taking 4 hours. Sunday return to the start, taking 5-6 hours.

Saturday

25 November

Kaituna Ridges Ramble

Havelock

P27

BQ28

Moderate

$17

Geoff 544 7983

$20 cash per person fundraiser for Pelorus Community Preschool. Start from Readers Road, 3km past Havelock and follow a 12km loop on the 800ha Kaituna Ridges Farm. Follow a 4WD track amongst pasture and beech forest. Good views of Pelorus Sound and Kaituna Valley. Registration from 8am-10am. Takes 3-5 hours.

Sat-Sun

2-3 December

Salisbury Lodge and caves

Kahurangi National Park

M27

BQ24 BP24

Moderate

$15

Robert 544 0142

From Flora carpark walk to Salisbury Lodge (22 bunks, $15 hut ticket) taking about 4 hours. From here visit the spectacular Richards Cave on the edge of tussock, 30 minutes from the hut. Sunday return the same way.

Wednesday

6 December

CLUB NIGHT:

China by Uta Purcell

7.30pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

“Across the Tian Shan Mountain Ranges of S.W. China” – a presentation by club member Uta Purcell.

Saturday

9 December

Red Hills - Maitland Track circuit

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N29

BR25

Moderate

$19

Jocelyn 541 8213

Tramp about 2 hours up to the Red Hills Hut at 910m, then continue up the Maitland Ridge Track. Return to the vehicles via the four wheel drive track to the Tophouse Road.

Monday

11 December

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Sat-Sun

16-17 Dec

Mole Tops (tenting)

Nelson Lakes National Park

M30

BS23 BS24

Moderate

$35

Chris and Jo 544 7038

Ascend Jameson Ridge Track to Mole Hut (4 bunks, $5 hut ticket) at 1160m, taking 3-4 hours, and then carry on up to the Mole Tops at 1651m and tent beside some small tarns. Return the same way.

Friday

22 December

SOCIAL EVENT:

Christmas Picnic & BBQ – Busch Reserve, Aniseed Valley

Rob or Maria` 541 8598

Bring a salad or baking to share and your own BBQ meat and drinks. Also bring a wrapped $2 gift, to go into a lucky dip. Some sports equipment will be provided for a few games.


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,
Sep 10, 2017, 10:25 PM