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 – March - June 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

1 March

CLUB NIGHT:

An Alaskan Adventure

7.30pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

An illustrated talk by Chris and Jo Ecroyd about their recent travels within Alaska.

Saturday

4 March

Big Beach Clean Up

Beach Road to Reservoir Creek

Colin or Jeni 547 7511

Help with this DOC community event picking up rubbish from the coastline near Richmond, which may only take two hours. Bring gumboots and garden gloves. If there is wet weather the alternative date is Sunday 5 March.

Fri-Sun

3-5 March

Paske Hut

Upper Wairau Valley

N30 M30

BS25 BS24

Moderate

$30 + gate cost

Robert 544 0142

 

Friday, cross the Rainbow River then a steady mostly flat walk beside the Paske River to the 6-bunk hut, $5 hut ticket, taking 6-7 hours. Saturday climb Mt Paske 2216m, about 7 hours return, or ascend Paske Saddle 1796m.

Monday

6 March

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond 

Sunday

12 March

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.

Sunday

19 March

Mt Arthur

Kahurangi National Park

M27

BQ24

Moderate

$15

Robert 544 0142

 

From Flora carpark follow a well graded track to Mt Arthur Hut then steadily climb a poled route to the summit at 1795m taking 3½-4 hours. Return the same way.

Sat-Sun

25-26 March

Flanagans Hut

Kahurangi National Park

M27

BQ24

Moderate/hard

$17

Rob and Maria 541 8598

From the Baton Valley Road (off the Motueka River West Bank Road) go up the historic Baton Valley Track to Flanagans Hut (8-bunks, $5 hut ticket), taking about 6 hours. Return the same way.

Saturday

1 April

Lake Rotoiti circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29

BR24 BS24

Moderate

$19

David 021 201 5682

Loop Lake Rotoiti, including a crossing of Travers River, about 7½ hours altogether.

Wednesday

5 April

CLUB NIGHT:

Bush Alaska

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Emma Stevens, a Nelson teacher and author, will talk about her years living in “bush” Alaska.

Friday 7 April

SOCIAL EVENT: Pot Luck Dinner

Rob or Maria 541 8598

Bring some food to share for a pot luck meal at Rob and Maria’s new home in Bridge Valley, Wakefield.

Sunday

9 April

Maungatapu Track crossover

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O27

BQ26 BQ27

Moderate

$11

Robert 544 0142

Geoff 544 7983

Crossover trip walking the 4WD road (closed to through vehicles) from the Maitai Dam over Maungatapu Saddle and past Murderers Rock to the Pelorus River, or in the other direction. About 6 hours altogether.

Monday

10 April

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond 

Easter

14-17 April

Lake Christabel Track

Springs Junction area

L31 L32

BT22 BU22

Moderate

$50

Robert 544 0142

From Palmer Road go up the Robinson Track then climb steeply to Robinson Saddle and go down to Lake Christabel and down the Blue Grey Valley. Car shuttle needed. Each hut $5 hut ticket. Up to 7 hours each day.

Sunday

23 April

Red Hills Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N29

BR25

Easy/moderate

$19

Julian 542 3147

About two hours up to this well-situated hut at 910m, rebuilt in 2009. Carry on for about one hour to a highpoint at 1055m on the Red Hills Plateau, or go up Maitland Ridge Track. Then return to the carpark.

Sat-Sun

29-30 April

Mt Richmond

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28

BR26 BQ26

Moderate/hard

$35

Robert 544 0142

 

From Top Valley climb up to Richmond Saddle Hut (8-bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking 3-4 hours. Then climb steeply to the 1760m summit with superb views taking about 1½ hours. Sunday return from the hut to the start.

Wednesday

3 May

CLUB NIGHT:

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Following the AGM, Jeff Lukey will present a talk on “Bees and Wasps”.

Saturday

6 May

Porter Rock

Abel Tasman National Park

N26

BP25

Moderate

$17

Maria 541 8598

From Canaan ascend to Wainui Saddle, over Evans Ridge and on past Moa Park Shelter to large granite rocks in the bush, giving good views to Tasman Bay. About 6-7 hours return.

Monday

8 May

7.00pm COMMITTEE MEETING

7.30pm TRIP PLANNING MEETING

Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond 

Sunday

14 May

Lodestone - Mt Hodder

Kahurangi National Park

M27 N27

BQ24 BP24

Moderate

$15

Chris and Jo 544 7038

From Flora carpark a steady 400m climb to Lodestone 1462m, then down and up a ridgeline to Mt Hodder 1377m and return. Some steep sections. About 8 hours return.

Sunday

21 May

Wooded Peak

Bryant Range

O27

BQ26

Moderate

$1

David 021 201 5682

From the Brook Valley, Dun Mountain Trail a steady and steep climb to this 1111m peak, taking 8-9 hours return.

Saturday

27 May

Jenkins Hill

Barnicoat Range

O27

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$0

Alison  545 8399

From Marsden Valley climb steadily up the Barnicoat Track to Jenkins Hill 776m and return, taking 4-5 hours.

Queen’s B/day 3-5 June

Reefton - day trips

Stay at Reefton Motor Camp

L30 BS21 BT21 BT22

All grades

Share petrol $

Robert  544 0142

 

Day trips may include Murray Creek Track 5 hours return, Mt Haast 6 hours return, Duffy’s Creek 3 hours return. Cabins approx. $20 per night depending on numbers. Tents $15. Powered sites $20. Book by Sunday 21 May.

Wednesday

7 June

CLUB NIGHT:

To be announced

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

Sunday

11 June

Takaka Hill Walkway plus Harwood’s Hole

N26

BP25

Easy

$17

Chris and Jo 544 7038

On Takaka Hill follow a loop track in karst country taking 2½-3 hours. Then at Canaan carpark a 45 minute track through beech forest with stunning limestone rock formations to Harwood’s Hole, NZ’s deepest vertical shaft.

Mon 12 June

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm Fish & Game Rooms, Champion Rd, Richmond 

Saturday

17 June

Grampians

Nelson

O27

BQ26

Easy

$0

Alison 545 8399

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.

Friday 23 June

SOCIAL EVENT: Mid-Winter Dinner

Alison  545 8399

Bring a plate of food to share for a mid-winter celebration at Alison’s place in Nelson.

Sunday

25 June

Beebys Knob

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N29

BR25

Moderate

$16

Rob  541 8598

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




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,
Feb 28, 2017, 8:09 PM