NELSON TRAILS

Nelson Trails will close at the end of July.

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!

  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 26 June
26 June 2020
 
Aorere (Kahurangi National Park) predator control operation
 
 

An aerial 1080 operation that includes the eastern part of the Heaphy Track is scheduled to start at the first opportunity after 20 July 2020. The affected section of track is between Brown Hut and approximately 3 km west of James Mackay Hut.  The affected section of track will be closed temporarily during 1080 bait application until the track is cleared of most baits. This may entail a delay of several hours to more than half a day.  At least five days prior to the 1080 operation non-toxic baits will be applied. The track will not be closed but it is recommended that walkers/cyclists do not use the track until baits have been applied over the track, or care exercised if directly below a helicopter. DOC or contractor (Vector Free Marlborough Ltd) staff will be present at most huts to advise.  Information signs will be placed at both ends of the track immediately before the start of both operations. See the public notice on the Vector Free Marlborough Ltd website www.vectorfree.co.nz/current-aerial-operations/.

26 June 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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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…