NELSON TRAILS

Discover the trails of the Nelson-Tasman Region

Gouland Downs, Heaphy Track, Kahurangi National Park



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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!

  Length 7 km one way to Lake Matiri
  Time Required 3-4 hr one way to Lake Matiri
  Uses Walking and trail running
Lake Matiri Track gives access to Lake Matiri, a small lake formed by a landslide 300 years ago, in the Matiri Valley north of Murchison. Lake Matiri Hut sits above the lake and is an easy option for an overnight tramp. Lake Matiri Track gives access to Thousand Acre Plateau (Poor Pete’s Hut and Larrikin Creek Hut) and the upper Matiri Valley (McConchies Hut and Hurricane Hut).

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Trail Alerts
updated 17 March
17 February 2019
Kiwi Saddle Hut
Motueka and Golden Bay Area – Wasp Control in various sites

A wasp control operation using poison will be carried out in the following areas:

Abel Tasman National Park coastal track and campsites
Kaiteriteri track
Hacket track
Wangapeka campsites
Wangapeka track – Rolling Junction to Kings Creek Hut, Kings creek Hut to Kiwi Saddle Hut
Riuwaka Resurgence track
Wairoa Valley track
Eves Valley track
Rameka track
Harwoods Hole track
Baton track
Ellis track
Leslie/Karamea track
Cobb Valley tracks and campsites

The poison used will be in bait stations on trees beside the tracks. Warning signage will be put in at all public access points. This operation will commence on 18 February and run through to 31 March 2019.

First published on 17 February 2019.

 

 

15 March 2019
Hurricane 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.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 14 November 2018. Last reviewed on 15 March 2019.

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Lake Matiri Track gives access to Lake Matiri, a small lake formed by a landslide 300 years ago, in the Matiri Valley north of Murchison. Lake Matiri Hut sits above the lake and is an easy option for an overnight tramp. Lake Matiri Track gives access to Thousand Acre Plateau (Poor Pete’s Hut and Larrikin Creek Hut) and the upper Matiri Valley (McConchies Hut and Hurricane Hut).

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