Marlborough Tramping Club

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Sun 2  Waihopai Saddle  Mod+   6am depart  Murray Chapman 5724812  $20

Wed 5 Speargrass Hut

BS 24 Easy+ David Roberts 579 4814 7am $20

Sat 8/Sun 9 Branch Cottage: Clarence Valley Walks / Tappy slopes BS 28 / BS27 Mod / Mod+ Murray Chapman 572 4812 Phone Murray for details

Monday 10th  Mountain Film Festival at The Elim Centre   7.30pm   All welcome 

Don't miss it.   Door sales only- see info on the Events/Notices page

Wed 12 Penzance to Elaine Bay

BP 28 Mod George Arnesen 572 8736 7am $20

Sat 15/ Sun 16   Snow ascent of Mt Bounds.   Dep mid morning Saturday and overnight at Gosling Hut. Sunday- early morning  climb Mt Bounds.  Limited hut space so contact Murray Chapman early 5724812

( First Preference to MTC financial members).   Awesome trip into Marlborough back country.

Wed 19 Maitland Track: Red Hills Hut / Beeby’s Knob Circuit BR 25 Mod Alison Scobie 577 8392 7am $18

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Flanagan’s Hut: Baton Valley (Kahurangi) BQ 24 Mod+ Kerry Millard 027 307 5400 Details from Kerry

Wed 26 Lake ChaliceBR 26 Easy / Easy+ Sue McKenzie 577 7001 7.30am $15

Sun 30 Daylight saving starts. Clocks go forward one hour.

Sun 30 Blue Mountain: Ure Valley BS 28 Mod Bill Woollcombe 578 9360 7am $15


Wed 3 Mount RileyBQ 27 / BQ 28 Mod / Mod+ Paulette O’Sullivan 021 0277 2241 7am $8

Sun 7 Destination Undecided Andy Petrie 579 1925 


Wed 10 Kerr Bay to Black Hill Lake Rotoiti BR 24 Easy Mary Jobberns 572 8762 8am $20

Sun 14 Fosters Clearing to Butchers’ Flat: Crossover walk BQ 27 Mod Linda Le Sueur

578 2635 Transport by 16 seater bus. $15 each if bus full.  Book early

Wed 17 Porika Track to Lake Rotoroa   BR 24 Easy+ Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7am $27

Sat 20 -Mon 22 Labour Weekend

No tramp: Any offers? 

Wed 24 Boulder Stream     BR 26 Easy Geoff Butcher 929 3299 8am $18

Sat 27- Sun 28 Mount Patriarch (Kahurangi) Kiwi Saddle Hut BQ 23 Mod+/

FE Helmut Adendorff 579 6498      021 841 421 Details from Helmut

Wed 31 Cable Bay Walkway    BQ 26 Mod Sue McKenzie 577 7001 7.30am $25


Sat 3 - Sun 4 Lake Matiri: Overnight at Mc Conchies Hut BR 23 Mod George Arnesen 572 8736 

Phone George for details

Wed 7 Lees Creek   BS 25 Mod Alison Scobie 577 8392 7am $20

Sun 11 Mount Fyffe Kaikoura BT 27 Mod Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7am $22


Wed 14 Avon Saddle    BR 27 Mod Bill Woollcombe 578 9360 7.30am $11

Sat 17 -Sun 18 Mount Bovis:    (Punakaiki: Paparoa Range) BS 20 Mod +

Kerry Millard 578 8836 Phone Kerry for details

Wed 21 Mt Baldy   BQ 27 Mod Paulette O’Sullivan 021 0277 2241 7am $10

Sun 25 Destination undecided Helmut Adendorff 579 6498 021 841 421 

Wed 28 Riverbank Cycle Ride    Renwick Area Easy Helen Miller 572 8530 Phone Helen for details


  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:  [email protected] or use the form below.
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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 sight 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.