Marlborough Tramping Club

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Itinerary for December - January - February

Tues 4 – Sat 8 Heaphy Track: Fully booked BP 22

BP 23 Mod Alison Scobie 577 8392 

Sun 9    Captains Creek Hut  Dep 7am  

Mod Grade depart at 7am  Cost $18.00  

 Insect repellent  essential. Good spot for a swim.

Phone Jill 027 666 8496.   

Wed 12 Ngakuta Bay to Wedge Point BQ 28 Easy Paulette O’Sullivan 021 0277 2241 8.30am $8

Sun 16 Mount Stokes

BP 29 Easy+/Mod Bill Woollcombe 578 9360 6am $25

Wed 19 Pizzas in the Park

Cost $7.00      Details of meeting places will be advised next week.

Wither Hills walk with Paulette and Alison or ‘Town and About’ bike ride with Helen. All welcome at Pollard Park for pizzas at 12 o’clock.

Phone Mary no later than 8.30am Wed 19th to book for lunch 5728762 or 0272785633. Bring your own drinks.



Sun 6      Marfells Beach to Cape Campbell: DOC Summer Explorer Programme (Meet at Horton Park, not Seymour Square) Easy +BR 29 Gordon Stone 027 443 2236 8.30am $10

Wed 9 St Ronan’s Creek

BS 25 Mod Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7am $22

Fri 11 -Sun 13 Mount Owen (Two nights at Granity Pass Hut) BR 24

BR 23 Mod/Mod+ Raffaela Dragoni 022 097 6107 Phone Raffaela for details

Wed 16 Marfells Beach to Cape Campbell: DOC Summer Explorer Programme Easy +

BR 29 Mary Jobberns 572 8762 7.30 am $10   Note change of departure time

Fri 18 -Sun 20 Mt Travers   -   Easy option to John Tait Hut 

BS24     Fitness Essential. $24 Andy Petrie 027 2326749

Phone Andy for details

Wed 23 Lees Creek

BS 25 Mod Alison Scobie 577 8392 7am $22

Sun 27 New Year Club Barbecue at Angoradale, Waihopai Valley 

From 12 o’clock. All welcome. Meat and bread provided by club. Bring a salad or dessert to share, plus your own drinks and chairs.


Fri 1 – Sun 3 Mount Tarahaka (2283m.)

(Fri evening to Sun. Camping) BT 28 F.E. Bill Woollcombe 578 9360 Phone Bill for details

Wed 6   Penk River

BR 27 Mod Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7.30am $14

 Due to via risk  there have been a few changes to the Feb Itinerary, 

 Please note the following,

Sunday 10th  Climbing at Monkey Bay  1pm   phone Murray   03 5724812  or Steven Grant 03 5705860


Wednesday 13th   Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay   BQ28     Easy +    Dep 7am  Leader is Alison 03 5778392  Cost $14 plus coins track fee.    (Steph will do Rocky Creek later on when fire danger has decreased)

Sunday 17th     The Ramshead    Moderate  Dep 8.30 am   Cost $14   Leader Steven  phone 03 5705860   (Departure time may change)

Wed 20 Lakehead Hut

BR 25 Easy Rebecca Teonei 579 4467 7am $22

Sun 24 Destination undecided

Kerry Millard 027 307 5400 

Wed 27    Duncan Bay to Nydia Bay   Moderate    Leader Sue McKenzie 03 5777001  Dep 7am  Cost $25


  Visitors are most welcome to join us on any of the trips listed below.     Just contact the designated leader a few days before to book in. 



A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 

  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park
    3.      To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY  
  3.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  4. If you are unable to attend on the day please contact the leader or someone you know that is going so that the group is not kept waiting or looking for you. 
  5. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  6. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  7. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  8. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  9. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  10.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to
  11.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

                                                                                              (vertical mtrs ascended)                                                     (Hours walking)            

Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

Moderate +                                                                                                1000+                                                                        7
Fitness Essential                                                                                       Heaps!                                                                     Heaps!
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Contact us for more information about our club. Contact numbers on information page.

Postal Address:  PO Box787 Blenheim
Email:  or hit the button below
For a very  small charge you can hire an EPRB from the Nelson Locator Beacon Trust.
  Local contact is Paul Rennie 03 5785311
or 027 4589740. '
 Go to their website for more information, hire prices and contacts for the Nelson Area, St Arnaud  and Westport.
A few dollars spent could save your life and Search and Rescue will love you for it!!
Norwegian Weather 
Best site to get  up to date weather for the precise area of your trip
Dept. Conservation
Good guides to tracks, huts and volunteer projects
Adventure Buddy.   
A free online monitoring service looking after you out there. Especially useful to SoloTrampers/mountain bikers/kayakers

Follow Me
See what events are coming up in Marlborough
  New Zealand Tramper
A good site that will tell you all you want to know about tramping in New Zealand
 Marlborough Online
Find out what's  happening in Marlborough
Adventure Smart
Another good site that tells you all you want to know about NZ tramping 
Marlborough - Brilliant everyday
A guide to Marlborough walks From one day to multi day walks. 

Go to to notify your intentions especially if you are tramping and exploring the country solo. Adventurebuddy from Nelson is one site offering this monitoring service free of charge.

They will monitor your safety not only for tramping but mountain biking, 

Check out  the list of useful links below.