Booking A Trip


Saturday and weekend overnight trips; please book by Wednesday.

Sunday trips; please book by Thursday.

Enjoy your trip.


For guidelines in how to add a trip into the programme - click here.

[Note: Use Trip list for overview of trips, and to add trips.]
18 - 22 October
Leatham Circuit Fit  $33

Mike Drake Email:

Phone: 522 4458

Trip closed.

Day 1: Top Gordon Hut (6)

Day 2: Saxton Hut (6)

Day 3: Severn Hut (6)

Day 4: Top Leatham Hut (6)

Day 5: Bottom Gordon Hut and Nelson


Details here.


28 October
Brook Sanctuary Medium 

Kath Ballantine Email:

Phone: 027 931 5689

Come and walk in the Sanctuary. The predators have been eliminated, the bird numbers are increasing, there are some great tracks.

We will walk along the valley floor, then take a spur (steep initially) to the top boundary 850M, traverse the boundary before returning down another spur to the valley floor.

3 November
Mt Stokes Medium  $39

Leah Parker Email:

Phone: 547 5683

Wonder up Mt Stoke and camp on the top for those keen to catch the sunrise from this magic spot.

Families welcome. 

Timing details tbc...

6 November
Pub night - Freehouse 7pm Grade TBD 

Michele Cunningham Email:

Phone: 021 537 421

Come along from 7pm for a relaxed drink and chat to other clubbies.  

11 November
Hoary Head Hard (Scale: 4.2)  $16

Barry James Email:

Phone: 546 6153


Drive to near the top of Mt Campbell (1330m), walk over the summit then pick up the ridge to Hoary Head. The ridge is open at first then enters the bush and goes over a couple of high points before climbing to the broad summit of Hoary Head (1473m). Return the same way. Approx 18km with up to 1300m of climbing on little or no track. High clearance 4WDs required to access Mt Campbell.

Topo50 Map BP24
18 November
TBA Grade TBD 

Patrick Holland Email:

Phone: 539 1340

24 - 25 November
Training trip-Cedar Flats Medium  $77

Liz Henderson Email:


Weekend trip - this is designed as a training trip covering different skills along the way in doable terrain - river crossing, bushcraft, navigation with an emphasis on leadership skills.  Will need to carry an overnight pack and tents.  Not for beginners and club members will be prioritised for this trip.



Saturday:  early start, drive to the start of the track. Spend the day walking in to Ceder flats, practicing and discussing leadership responsibilities. Everyone will have a turn at being a leader. 

Saturday night:  discussion on trip planning and decision making while out in the hills, (eg) weather, terrain, and group ability. 

Sunday:  return to the cars, practicing everything we have learned. 

Topo50 Map BV19
2 December
TBA Grade TBD 

Raymond Salisbury Email:

Phone: 546 8060

9 December
TBA Grade TBD 

Tim Tyler Email:

Phone: 927 6189

16 December
Maitai Caves Easy 

Sue Henley Email:


Easy and relaxed stroll up to the Maitai caves, no mountains to climb, only a gentle incline just before we reach the caves. Lunch at the caves and time to explore before returning back the same way. 3-4 hour easy round trip. 

23 December
Pearse Resurgence Medium 

Chris Louth Email:

Phone: 547 6628

Good walk for a summer's day, along the Pearse River to the resurgence, then a short climb further up the valley to Nettlebed Cave. Some crossings so wet feet guaranteed.

6 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Mike Drake Email:

Phone: 522 4458

13 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Silvano Lorandi Email:

Phone: 548 1960

19 - 30 January
7 Pass trip Hard (Scale: 4.6)  $NR

Brian Renwick Email:

Phone: 021 0824 9260

Arthur's Pass has its 3 pass trip, and Southland has its 5 pass trip; Nelson Lakes lends itself perfectly to a 7 pass trip. Link the Travers, Sabine and D'Urville valleys (with small incursions into the Waiau and Matakitaki ) by crossing Travers Saddle, Waiau, Thompson and D'Urville Passes, David Saddle, and Moss and Gunsight Passes. 7 days tramping of 5 to 10 hour days. Allow up to 2 extra days for rest or weather. Tents required for 2 nights; maybe more if huts are busy. Ice axes and crampons are not required. Agility on rough ground is required. Start and/or finish the trip with the Rotoiti water taxi ($30 each way). Celebrate NTC's 85th birthday with a notable trip in our backyard. 

Flexible start date to time fine weather for the first 5 crossings (4 days). There are plenty of alternative routes if inclement conditions are encountered. If snow is persisting on the passes the trip will be postponed.

20 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Richard Walker Email:

Phone: 544 0348

27 January
TBA Grade TBD 

Steve McGlone Email:

Phone: 021 233 8531

2 - 6 February
Alpine Route Fit 

Sue Henley Email:


Alpine Route - Richmond forest park.

Details to come.