NELSON TRAILS

Welcome

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!

  Length8-13 km (several options)
  Time Required2-5 hr
  UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
Champion Mine Circuit takes in the historic Champion Smelter, and Champion and United copper mines. The circuit provides insight to the history of Nelson’s short-lived copper industry that began in the late 1800s, and also traverses the fascinating Dun Mountain Mineral Belt.

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Trail Alerts
updated 26 March
26 March 2020
 
COVID-19 response
 
Track and facilties closure
 

New Zealand is on COVID-19 Alert Level 4 at midnight Wednesday 25 March 2020 and goes into lockdown for four weeks This means: all huts, campsites and lodges (including those on Great Walks) are closed due to COVID-19 all huts and campsite bookings are cancelled you can’t self-isolate at a DOC hut, lodge or campsite you should not go into the backcountry. DOC’s priority is to support New Zealand in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives. We must stay home to break the chain of community transmission of this deadly virus. DOC facilities and offices are closed, and tracks and national parks are out of bounds. Recreation in the great outdoors needs to be put on hold.

26 March 2020
Roaring Lion Hut
 
Temporary hut closure
 

Roaring Lion Hut is closed from 4 to 18 March for a major building upgrade. During this time there is no space in the hut. You can still camp outside but cannot use the hut’s facilities.

26 March 2020
 
Pupu Hydro Walkway
 
Track damage
 

There is damage on the lower sections of the track that climb up to the water race – take care.

Welcome

Nelson Trails provides maps and descriptions of tracks and trails around the Nelson-Tasman Region of New Zealand.

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Champion Mine Circuit takes in the historic Champion Smelter, and Champion and United copper mines. The circuit provides insight to the history of Nelson’s short-lived copper industry that began in the late 1800s, and also traverses the fascinating Dun Mountain Mineral Belt.

Read more…