Marlborough Tramping Club

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Sat 2 - Sun 3 Rock Climbing at Payne’s Ford, Takaka (Camping)

Walking and mountain biking options Steven Grant 570 5860 

Wed 6 Pelorus bridge to Daltons Bridge (Exploration: New trip) BQ 27 Easy Alison Scobie 577 8392 8am $11

Fri 8 -Sun 10 Lake Tennyson: Depart Fri 6pm Travel via Kaikoura. Camp at Lake. Sat: Mt Princess (2126m) Camp by Princess Bath. Grade Mod+/ FE

Map: BT24 Easy options: Lake Tennyson circuit and St James Cycle Trail Murray Chapman 572 4812 Phone Murray to check details

Wed 13 Mt Robertson from White’s Bay BQ 29 Mod Gordon Stone

 027 443 2236 7.30am $7

Fri 15 -Sun 17 Branch River: Bottom Misery Hut and Top Misery Hut (Easy option possible) BS 25 Mod Kerry Millard 027 307 5400 Phone Kerry for details

Wed 20 Blind River to Marfells Beach

(Beach walk) BR 29 Easy / Easy+ Jane Minto 578 7441 8am $10

Sun 24 Rai Valley walk: Mt Rimu area BQ 27

Easy+ Steven Grant 570 5860 8am $14

Wed 27 Penzance to Elaine Bay   (Archer Track loop) BP 28 Mod

Alison Scobie 577 8392 7am $22

Sun 31

No tramp: Any offers? 


Wed 3 Mount Fyffe

BT 27 Mod Jill Spooner 027 666 8496 7am $25

Sun 7 Daylight Saving ends: Clocks go back one hour.

Sat 6 -Sun 7 Mount Manakau (2608m) BT 27 F.E. Roberto Zanchetta 

021 068 2042 Phone Roberto for details

Wed 10 Black Birch Stream   (Exploration: New trip) BR 28 Easy 

Mary Jobberns     572 8762 OR 027 2785633 7.30am $16

Sun 14 Destination undecided    Murray Chapman 572 4812 

Wed 17 Big Hill Circuit   BR 28 BS 28 Mod Jane Minto 578 7441 7am

 $ 17

Easter: Good Friday 19 April to Easter Monday 22 April

Sun 21 Blairich Ridge (Awatere)  BR 28 Mod Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7.30am $12

Wed 24 Map and Compass Course Leader: Buck Beveridge BR 28 Blenheim and local area Phone Mary Jobberns to book in: 572 8762 More details later

Sun 28 Coldwater Hut via Whisky Falls   (Lake Rotoiti)

 Easy BS 24 Gordon Stone 027 443 2236 7am    $22


Wed 1 Lake Alexander  BR 27 Mod Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7am $17

Sun 5 Hodder Wadsworth circuit  BS27 Easy+ Jane Minto 578 7441 7am $18


Wed 8 Captain’s Creek  BQ 27 Mod Sue McKenzie 577 7001 7am $18

Sun 12 No tramp: Any offers?

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Old Ghost Road Map BR22 Fully booked (If keen to go, phone Paulette to go on a waiting list.) Paulette O’ Sullivan 021 027 72241 

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Lake Angelus

BS 24 Mod $22 Raffaela Dragoni 022 097 6107 Phone Raffaela for details

Wed 22 Devil’s Creek hut BQ 27 Easy + Sue McKenzie 577 7001 

7.30am $12

Sun 26 Destination undecided

Murray Chapman 572 4812 

Wed 29 Destination to be confirmed Paulette O’Sullivan 021 0277 2241


  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
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Contact us for more information about our club. Contact numbers on information page.

Postal Address:  PO Box787 Blenheim
Email:  [email protected]  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.