Marlborough Tramping Club

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Please note transport  costs  increased from 1st November  due to rising fuel prices.  Non club members please add $5 to cost listed.


Sat 3 - Sun 4 Lake Matiri: Overnight at Mc Conchies Hut BR 23 Mod Paul Shipley 57029347

Wed 7 Lees Creek   BS 25 Mod Alison Scobie 577 8392 7am $22

Sun 11 Mount Fyffe Kaikoura BT 27 Mod Geoff Butcher 929 3299 7am $25


Wed 14 Avon Saddle    BR 27 Mod Bill Woollcombe 578 9360 7.30am $13

Friday 16th  Movie Night at Blenheim School Hall  7.30pm.  No door charge but bring something to have with a cuppa afterwards.

Sat 17 -Sun 18 

Now to be Silverstream Hut  with Kerry.  7am start bike 10 ks walk 10 ks over night in hut which sleeps 4 any more than that it will be bed rolls for all. One DOC hut ticket required.

Kerry Millard 578 8836 Phone Kerry for details

Wed 21 Now to be Mt Robertson from the Pukaka Valley.  Phone Paulette 02 102772241.   Dep 8am  $11

Sun 25 Helmut is Planning on Mt Royal from North Bank but still needs to confirm access so more details later.    Helmut Adendorff  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
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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.