Walks

There are so many walks of all lengths in the Nelson area, here are just a few. For more details and options please visit the Nelson City Council website. Or come and see us in Reception.

Centre of New Zealand                                                                                               Great short walk of 30-60 mins, fantastic views. Starts in a few different places but The Botanical Reserve is as good as the rest.

The Grampians                                                                                                                   45-70 min walk, up hill but worth it. Starts at the top of Brougham & Collingwood Streets.

Airport Perimeter Walk                                                                                                  1.5 hrs, stunning coastline views, no dogs or bikes. Starts on the left as arriving at the airport.

Monaco Peninsula                                                                                                             45-60 mins, check the tides times before setting off, lovely coffee shop on the tip. Start at The Honest Lawyer pub.

Barnicoat                                                                                                                                 3 Hrs,  good views over the Ngawhatu Valley and out to Monaco. Starts up the Marsden Valley after the cemetery…its well signposted.

Days Track                                                                                                                          1.5-2 hrs, Stunning views….of the bay and of the houses! Start at the beach carpark, follow the road towards town about 200 metres and look for the Days Track sign that leads you up into the Tahunanui hills – start climbing!

Maitai Caves                                                                                                                           4 hrs, no dogs allowed, bring a torch for the caves! its mostly flat except for the last 10 minute climb to the caves. Starts up by the Maitai Dam.

Paddy’s Knob                                                                                                                      30-45 mins, with panoramic views from the hills in the south out to Separation Point in Tasman Bay. Cute story…. in approx 1856 a 2 year old toddler named Paddy got separated from his mother, after two days of searching he was found curled up and fast asleep on what was then a bush covered hill, now called ‘Paddy’s Knob’.