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!

  Length4.4 km return
  Time Required1 hr 30 min return
  UsesWalking
Harwoods Hole is a 357 metre deep sinkhole in Abel Tasman National Park, and is the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand (176 m). Harwoods Hole Track is a short walk beginning at Canaan Downs car park, passing through beech forest and over interesting marble rock formations. A side track to Gorge Creek Lookout gives impressive views to Takaka Valley.

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Trail Alerts
updated 29 May
29 May 2020
 
Hukere Stream Bridge – Nelson Lakes National Park
 
Bridge Removal
 

The Hukere Stream bridge on the upper section of the Cascade Track has been removed for winter. This is to avoid avalanche damage. This area is extremely icy and only experienced trampers with the appropriate equipment should access it.

28 May 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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Harwoods Hole is a 357 metre deep sinkhole in Abel Tasman National Park, and is the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand (176 m). Harwoods Hole Track is a short walk beginning at Canaan Downs car park, passing through beech forest and over interesting marble rock formations. A side track to Gorge Creek Lookout gives impressive views to Takaka Valley.

Read more…