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 – June - September 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

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

Pot-luck winter celebration at Alison’s place in Nelson. Bring a wrapped tramping present of $10 - $12 value.

Phone by Tuesday to say what food you are bringing.

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.

Friday

30 June

SOCIAL EVENT:

Wakefield Country Players - ‘An Evening of Short Plays’

Rob 541 8598

BYO picnic theatre starting at 7.30pm, doors open 6.30pm. Adult tickets $20.

Four ‘one-act’ plays include ‘The Gingerbread Girl’, ‘Husband Murderers Support Group’, ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’ and ‘In The Tank’.

Bring your own cutlery, crockery, wine glasses, food and drink. Coffee and tea provided.

Sunday

2 July

Richmond Hills

Barnicoat Range

N27

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$0

Chris and Jo 544 7038

From Marsden Valley walk up Involution Trail to the top of the Barnicoat Range. From here walk a 4WD road through to Richmond Fire Lookout then back down to Hill Street via Jimmy Lee Creek. Takes about 4½ hours.

Wednesday

5 July

CLUB NIGHT:

Civil Defence

7.30pm, Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Michelle Griffiths will talk about the role of Civil Defence and what you should and shouldn’t do in an emergency.

*NB* The August Photo Competition entries are due by 5 July. Contact Maria or Rob 541 8598 if any later.

Sat-Sun

8-9 July

Picton Pastures

Marlborough

P27

BQ29

Easy/moderate

$24

David 021 201 5682

An interesting and varied Sunday walk taking in the Tirohanga Track, Esson’s Valley Walk and most of the Snout Walk to make a 6 hour plus day. Travel over on Saturday afternoon and stay at the Picton Top 10 Holiday Park. Let the leader know by Tuesday beforehand.

Monday

10 July

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond 

Sunday

16 July

West Bay, Black Hill and Teetotal Circuit - Nelson Lakes NP

N29

BR24

Easy/moderate

$17

Julian 543 3247

Robert 544 0142

From West Bay at Lake Rotoiti, a trio of short bush walks linked together. About 5-6 hours return.

 

Sunday

23 July

Track Clearing

Jeff Lukey’s - Sherry River

M28

BQ24

Easy

$15

Jeff  522 4994

 

Bush track clearing at Jeff Lukey’s at Sherry River near Tadmor. Bring secateurs or clippers and garden gloves. Bring something for a shared lunch. Maybe time for a short bush walk later.

Sunday

30 July

Motueka Sandspit

Motueka

N26 N27

BP25

Easy

$9

Julian 543 3247

Rob 541 8598

An easy stroll along the Motueka shoreline from the saltwater baths with time for a café stop afterwards.

 

Date

Trip

Map

Grade & Cost

Contact

Wednesday

2 August

CLUB NIGHT:

Photo Competition

7.30 pm, Fish and Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond  Gold coin donation

View the best pictures from the club’s photographers taken over the past year. Vote to decide the winners.

Friday

4 August

SOCIAL EVENT:

Wakefield Country Players - A Night at the Theatre

Maria  541 8598

The Wakefield Country Players community theatre group will host the ‘One Act Plays Festival’ featuring drama groups from the top of the south.

Sunday

6 August

Dew Lakes & Maungatapu Saddle - Mt Richmond FP

O27

BQ26

Moderate/hard

$5

Eric and Esther 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

7 August

7.00pm COMMITTEE MEETING

7.30pm TRIP PLANNING MEETING

Fish and Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Saturday

12 August

North Peak

Mt Richmond Forest Park

N28

BR25

Moderate

$11

Maria 541 8598

Alison 545 8399

From Inwood Lookout in the Wai-iti Valley ascend a marked track to the crest of a range taking about 2 hours. North Peak is a 1564m peak northeast of Gordons Knob on the Gordon Range and is not named on maps.

Saturday

19 August

Mt Malita

Bryant Range

O27

BQ26

Moderate

$7

Rob 541 8598

From the Roding River on Aniseed Valley Road mostly follow forestry roads up to Mt Malita (959m) taking about 2½ hours. Also visit the nearby 2-bunk Mt Malita Hut. Excellent views out to Tasman Bay.

Sunday

27 August

Mt Robert circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park

N29

BR24 BS24

Easy/moderate

$19

Eric and Esther 265 6041

From Mt Robert carpark head up Paddy’s Track to Bushline Hut then return via the Pinchgut Track. A loop track on the northern face of Mt Robert with spectacular views over Lake Rotoiti. About 5 hours return.

Sat-Sun

2-3 September

Wakaretu Bay, Pelorus Sound

Marlborough Sounds

P27

BQ28

Easy/moderate

$24

Maria 541 8598

Alison 545 8399

$10pp to stay the night at Jeff Lukey's bach 12km from Havelock. Day walks may include Mt Cawte (474m) taking 4 hours return, also Mt Parkinson (576m), a 4½ hour circuit to a nearby high point. Maybe also part of the Nydia Track from Kaiuma Bay up to Kaiuma Saddle (387m).

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 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 to 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.

 


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,
Jun 20, 2017, 4:16 AM