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!

  Length 1.3 km one way
  Time Required Allow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
  Uses Walking and trail running
Kahikatea Track is a walking track on the southern side of Grampians, close to central Nelson. The track climbs through beautiful native bush and provides the opportunity to see a magnificent kahikatea tree (the track’s namesake). Kahikatea Track connects with Mahoe and Kānuka tracks, allowing circuits of varying length to be created.

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Trail Alerts
updated 14 April
29 March 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.

This is a long term alert.

First published on 18 May 2018. Last reviewed on 29 March 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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Nelson Trails provides maps and descriptions of tracks and trails around the Nelson-Tasman Region of New Zealand.

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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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