NELSON TRAILS

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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 28 April
28 April 2020
 
COVID-19 response Level 3
 
Tracks and facilties
 

New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Our huts and campgrounds remain closed but you can visit local conservation areas for short walks if you keep 2 metres away from anybody not in your bubble. You are still encouraged to spend time in nature. Local conservation areas and tracks may be used providing:

– It’s for low-risk activities
– 2-metre distancing is maintained
– Personal contact is limited to your bubble
– Activities are limited to a maximum of 3 hours, and
– Any associated travel is kept local.

 

28 April 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.

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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…