Mt Richmond Forest Park Access

Sourced from Department of Conservation. Roads may close at any time due to fire danger. Updated 25 May 2019.


Access from Northbank Road
Mt Riley – Mt Sunday TrackBriggs Road and Davies RoadOpen
Wakamarina TrackKiwi Road via Onamalutu to carparkClosed
Kiwi Road car park via Bartlett’s Creek RoadOpen
Quartz Creek Mt Royal RouteBartlett’s Creek RoadOpen
Pine Valley, Mill Flat and Fishtail RoutePine Valley RoadOpen
Timms Creek Track to Mt Fell HutTe Rou RoadOpen
Riverside Walk/Forks WalkTop Valley Road to Staircase StreamOpen
Lake Chalice/Mt Patriarch
Riverside Walk/Forks WalkTop Valley Rd from Staircase Stream to Jubilee Flat and Forks Car ParkOpen
Forks WalkJubilee Flat to Forks Car ParkOpen – High clearance 4WD only
Mt Richmond TrackJacksons Creek RoadOpen – High clearance 4WD only
Lake Chalice/Mt PatriarchStaircase RoadOpen
Goulter Alpine RouteGoulter RoadOpen – Weekends only
Storeys Creek DOC landStoreys Creek RoadClosed
Outward Bound access to Mt Richmond Forest Park
Mt Richmond Forest ParkTapps Road (Wakamarina)Closed
Bowens RoadClosed
Access through Nelson Forest Ltd managed forests to recreational areas: Whangamoa areas
Mt DuppaHippolite Road/Bladebone RoadClosed
Other access roads
*Central Road- Hira Forest (Access to Doubles Track)Central Road via Maitai Valley onlyClosed
*Sharlands Creek-Hira ForestSharlands Creek RoadClosed
*A forest owner access permit is required for mountain bikers and motor cyclists to go beyond the public access easement for Central Road and Sharlands Road.
Roding River Waterworks Reserve and Copper MineAniseed Valley Road – NCC Waterworks ReserveClosed
Ben Nevisvia Old Mill Rd-follow signs to Boundary RoadOpen – Weekends only
via Cedar Creek RoadClosed
Left Branch WairoaLeft Branch Road – walking access only through private land from locked gate approx 4km to bush edge. No access to side tracks without permission from owners.Closed – update due 30 September 2019
Inwood Lookout via Wai-iti RoadWai-iti RoadOpen
Motueka GorgeBlue Glen Rd/Kings RidgeClosed
Beebys Knob4WD access – high clearance vehicles onlyOpen 1 Dec – 30 April
Walking and Mountain bike accessOpen all year round
Wilsons HavelockWilsons Road (Takorika access)Open
Walking and Mountain bike accessOpen