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!

  Length18.4 km return
  Time Required8-10 hr return
  UsesWalking 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.

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Trail Alerts
updated 17 November
17 November 2019
 
Travers-Sabine Circuit – Nelson Lakes National Park
 
Swing bridge replacement
 

From 18 November to 6 December 2019, the swing bridge is being replaced at Cedric Stream on the Travers-Sabine Circuit (between Sabine Hut and Speargrass hut). Wading the stream will be required during this time. The stream may become impassable at times of high flow.

17 November 2019
 
Lake Rotoroa Route – Nelson Lakes National Park
 
Route Closure
 

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.

Welcome

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

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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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.

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