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!

  Length9.4 km return
  Time Required2-3 hr return
  UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
Located in the northwest of Golden Bay, Knuckle Hill Track is a short deviation off of Kaituna Track to a prominent knob, Knuckle Hill (506 m). The summit provides stunning views of Whanganui Inlet and the forested hill country inland of the Kahurangi Coast.

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Trail Alerts
updated 14 July
9 July 2019
Heaphy Track
Storm Damage

Due to storm damage, visitors are advised to use the Scotts beach deviation which is between Katipo Creek and Kohaihai. Check tide tables before walking this section. Visitors should not cross two hours either side of high tide, or in storm and surge conditions.

2 July 2019
Lake Matiri Hut
Matiri valley access restrictions

Preparation work for the construction of the Matiri Project hydroelectricity scheme is starting in the Matiri Valley. Information potential restrictions or prohibitions on access is available on the Pioneer Energy website.

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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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Located in the northwest of Golden Bay, Knuckle Hill Track is a short deviation off of Kaituna Track to a prominent knob, Knuckle Hill (506 m). The summit provides stunning views of Whanganui Inlet and the forested hill country inland of the Kahurangi Coast.

Read more…