Easy as – the Travers-Sabine loop!

The trouble with a working world is that we never seem to have enough time to complete the trip that one wants. This year was different and Anzac day fell on a Wednesday so with just two days leave we could manage a full five day trip. Plenty of time, none of this let’s run … Read more

Side trip to Cupola Hut

After a wonderful side trip to the stunning Travers Falls, a few of us decided to tackle Cupola Hut.  DOC’s estimated time was 2.5 hours to the hut and we saw from the map that we would have a 500m climb just before reaching it.  Our honourable leader did not think we could make it … Read more

Climbing Mt Manakau

We: Mike, Sharron, Michael and Me (Brendan), met at platform 9 on the Thursday evening and all headed to the ferry terminal.  The 3 hour ride across the strait was calm, dinner was served and 500 was played, Sharron didn’t do so well on the 500 front, but like the crossing remained calm.  At the … Read more

Abel Tasman Coastal Challenge

The Abel Tasman Coastal Challenge is a one day event taking a limit of 300 runners from Awaroa Inlet to Marahau following the impossibly gorgeous coastal track. Track conditions are excellent and the event is well organised by the Nelson Striders (the web site is under the banner ‘Nelson Events’).  The distance varies depending on … Read more

Iron Gate

Maarten – We met at the Railway station and introduced each other whilst packing the van. It is always nice to meet new people on the trips.  When all were present we, along with the Easy group, set off up north. After about 30min I remembered what was suggested at the club a week earlier, … Read more

A bit of imagination

This, according to trip leader Tony, was all we needed to find the track back up the hill from Totara flats to the ridge via the old unmaintained hunters’ track: Imagination, plus a map and a compass. And find it we did – battling through long grass and a hailstorm in the process. For a … Read more