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 – December 2017-March 2018

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 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

Chris 544 7038

Jocelyn 541 8213

From the locked gate on Tophouse Road walk up four wheel drive track towards Beebys Knob. Turn off at the Maitland Track and descend through native bush via the Red Hills Hut to the car park on SH63. About 7 hours.  Minor car shuffle required.

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 and 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.

Sunday

7 January

Trig K, Pelorus Bridge

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O27

BQ27

Easy

$12

Julian 542 3147

Ascend this 417m peak taking about 2 hours then loop past two small waterfalls back to the start. Then enjoy a swim and an ice cream back at Pelorus Bridge.

Saturday

13 January

Elaine Bay to Penzance Bay

Marlborough Sounds

P26

BP28

Easy

$19

Alison 545 8399

David 021 201 5682

Join Alison and David for a beautiful coastal walk along Archer Track from Elaine Bay towards Penzance Bay. Allow 5 hours for the return walk plus one hour for a swim if it’s a lovely day and to eat your picnic lunch.

Saturday

20 January

Pearse Resurgence

Kahurangi National Park

M25

BN24

Moderate

$13

Chris and Jo 544 7038

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.

Sat-Sun-Mon 27-29 Jan

Mt Fell Hut – Mt Richmond Hut

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28 BR27 BQ26 BR26

Moderate/hard

$35

Esther 265 6041

Robert 544 0142

Saturday go from Te Rou Road and climb to Mt Fell Hut (6-bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking 6-7 hours. Sunday traverse the tops up to Mt Richmond then go down to Richmond Saddle Hut (8-bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking 3-4 hours. Monday descend to Top Valley taking about 4 hours. Car shuttle will be required.

Sunday

4 February

Champion and United Mines

Roding River

O27

BQ26

Easy/moderate

$7

Julian 542 3147

Walk from the end of Aniseed Valley Road to some mining relics and abandoned mineshafts. Some creek crossings. About 5-6 hours return.

Wednesday

7 February

CLUB NIGHT

Ivory Lake by Mike Glover

7.30 pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

Mike will speak about a recent trip made to the spectacular Ivory Lake at the head of the Waitaha Valley near Ross in Westland. The hut is one of the jewels in the crown of NZ remote high-country destinations.

 

Date

Trip

 

Map

Grade & Cost

Contact

Sunday

11 February

Maitai Caves

Nelson

O27

BQ26

Easy

$5

Colin 547 7511

From the carpark follow a flattish track up the south branch of the Maitai Stream for 45 minutes. Cross Solanders Creek and climb 30 minutes through mature forest to the caves. If you wish to explore bring a head torch, overalls and gloves. Return the same way, taking about 4 hours overall.

Monday

12 February

7pm COMMITTEE MEETING

7.30 TRIP PLANNING MEETING

Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Sat-Sun

17-18 Feb

Marlborough Meander:

The Link Pathway & Wither Hills

P27 P28

BQ28 BR28

Easy

$28

David 021 201 5682

Alison 545 8399

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.

Sunday

25 February

Marsden Valley

Bryant Range

O27

BQ26

Easy

$0

Colin 547 7511

From the carpark follow the Scout track, crossing Poorman Stream and climbing fairly steeply through bush to reach the Involution Track (about 1½ hours). Descend by via the wide and gently graded Involution Track.

Fri-Sat-Sun

2-4 March

Boulder Lake Hut

Kahurangi National Park

M25

BP23 BP24

Moderate/hard

$37

Diane 021 144 3471

Robert 544 0142

On Friday tramp from James Road, Bainham and over Brown Cow Ridge to Boulder Lake Hut (8 bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking 7-8 hours. There are some steep sections. Saturday explore Lake Clara and Green Saddle. Sunday return to the start.

Saturday

3 March

Wainui Hut Circuit

Abel Tasman National Park

N26

BP25

Moderate

$17

Alison 545 8399

From Canaan ascend track to Wainui Saddle then go up and along Evans Ridge. Turn off and descend to Wainui Hut then walk back up to Wainui Saddle and return to the carpark. A circuit of about 7 hours altogether.

Wednesday

7 March

CLUB NIGHT

Geology by Paul Wopereis

7.30pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond Gold coin donation

A Nelson geologist will give an illustrated talk on how our varied geology has resulted in the diverse landforms we have in the top of the South Island.

Sat-Sun

10-11 March

John Reid Hut

Kahurangi National Park

M28 M27

BQ24 BQ23

Moderate

$20

Rob and Maria 541 8598

Cross the Wangapeka River and ascend Chummies Track to John Reid Hut (6-bunks, $5 hut ticket) taking about 5 hours. Sunday return to the Wangapeka River via Gibbs Track.

Monday

12 March

COMMITTEE MEETING

7.00pm, Fish & Game Council Rooms,

Champion Road, Richmond

Saturday

17 March

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.

Sunday

25 March

Mt Fishtail

Mt Richmond Forest Park

O28

BR27 BQ27

Hard

$34

David 021 201 5682

Camp on Saturday night at Mill Flat on Pine Valley Road off the Northbank Road. A steep track climbs a bush ridge to the bushline then across scree slopes and the north-west ridge to the summit of this distinctive 1643m peak.  At least 10 hours return.

Easter:

30 March to

2 April

Kaikoura - If you are interested in a four day trip where a variety of day walks are offered from a base camp in Kaikoura, please contact Chris or Jo (544 7038) before Christmas.

 

 


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,
Jan 7, 2018, 2:09 PM