Upcoming Events

[See Programme for more details.]
20 - 21 January
Mt Arthur Tableland Medium

UPDATE: Because rain is now forecast for Friday, and some interested trampers cannot get away from work on Friday, we will depart early on Saturday for one night at Balloon Hut ($15 ticket). Final details will be communicated on Thursday to those who have signed up by Wednesday evening.

Explore the natural and historic features of this area from a base at Balloon Hut. If possible, we will leave Nelson mid-day on Friday the 19th to spend two nights at Balloon and allow more time for Tableland exploration. Interested parties who have previously contacted Mark should email to re-confirm their interest. 

21 January
Torrent Bay Walk/sail Medium

Walk from Marahau to Anchorage Hut. 1230 pick up by Brian in his 9m catamaran from the beach, sail, swim/snorkel, visit Adele Island. Drop off at Coquille Bay. Life jackets, snorkels/masks, tea/coffee supplied. $15pp boat charge. Limit 8. Weather dependent.

27 - 29 January
1000 Acre Plateau Fit

The plan is to leave Nelson by 1p.m.on Friday, drive to the road end car park and walk into Lake Matiri Hut (3hrs) for overnight stay. The following day is a steep climb to Poor Pete's Hut (3hrs), then a further 3hrs across 1000 Acre Plateau to Larrikins Creek Hut to stay 2 nights. Sunday we can either climb the Needle or the Haystack, or explore 100 Acre Plateau. On Monday we walk out to cars and return to Nelson.  

Matiri Hut has 8 bunks, but Larrikins Creek only 4 so advisable that some trampers carry tents. Both huts require 1 standard hut ticket per night.
3km from car park we cross the West branch of the Matiri River - easily passable in normal river conditions, but will be a consideration if it rains.


27 - 29 January
John Reid hut renovation

The funding has been approved for the renovation of John Reid hut and now we need five keen people with some building skills to work with Silvano removing the old fireplace and chimney, rebuilding the wall, installing a new wood burner and lining the ceiling.  Fly-in and fly-out so there will be three full days for working.

Don't worry if you miss out on this trip as there will be further stages to complete the work and paint the hut.


3 February

Trip leader required for this weekend. Day trip preferred, any grade, any destination.