Gouland Downs, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park
Nelson Trails provides maps and descriptions of tracks and trails around the Nelson-Tasman Region of New Zealand. Whether you’re into walking, trail running, mountain biking, or just exploring, the aim of Nelson Trails is to provide you with detailed information and local knowledge to help you get out and enjoy the region’s outdoors. Check back regularly to see newly-added tracks!
|Length||18.4 km return|
|Time Required||8-10 hr return|
|Uses||Walking and trail running|
|Parapara Peak (1249 m) rises steeply above the coastal plain of Golden Bay, between Takaka and Collingwood. Located in Kahurangi National Park, a return trip to the summit is a physically-demanding full-day walk, requiring a high level of fitness. |
|6 December 2019|
|Brown Hut – Heaphy Track|
|Car park upgrade|
The Brown Hut car park at the start of the Heaphy Track is getting upgraded. Work won’t be finished until the end of February 2020.
|6 December 2019|
|Lake Rotoroa Route – Nelson Lakes National Park|
The Rotoroa Route alongside the eastern side of Lake Rotoroa between Rotoroa village and Sabine Hut is permanently closed. This closure will not affect trampers on the Travers-Sabine Circuit unless they were planning to end their trip at Rotoroa village. This is a long term alert.
Nelson Trails provides maps and descriptions of tracks and trails around the Nelson-Tasman Region of New Zealand.
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“The challenge of measuring elevation”
10 November 2019 Jordan
If you regularly record your runs or rides with a GPS device and upload them to a platform like Strava, at some point you’ll have scrutinised the elevation profile that was generated. There may be times where you know that you’ve been grinding your way up an unrelenting incline, only to find that the resulting elevation profile inexplicably shows drops or kinks in the topography that you’re pretty sure you didn’t encounter…
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Parapara Peak | Golden Bay
Lodestone is a peak on the Arthur Range, in Kahurangi National Park. Rising to 1462 m, the summit offers breath-taking views of Tasman Bay and the Tasman Mountains.