NELSON TRAILS

Kahikatea Track

Grampians

Kahikatea Track is a walking track on the southern side of Grampians. The track climbs through beautiful native bush and provides the opportunity to see a magnificent kahikatea tree (the track’s namesake).

Details
Length1.3 km
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
UsesWalking and trail running only
DirectionEither
Start Elevation85 m
Finish Elevation305 m

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Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

Kahikatea Track begins at the small car park on the left side of Market Road, in Bishopdale (same as Mahoe Track).

Description

Immediately uphill of the car park Mahoe Track splits off to the left, while Kahikatea Track continues straight uphill up a gully, zig-zagging upward through lush native bush. After 600 m the track becomes a short boardwalk as it crosses the roots of a 39.40 m tall kahikatea tree, estimated to be 400 years old. There are also several other impressive matai and pukatea specimens along the track.

 

At 305 m elevation Kahikatea Track meets Kānuka Track. You can follow Kānuka Track left as it continues sidling the hillside briefly before intersecting Tawa Track and connecting to Mahoe Track a little further on. You can reach Grampians Saddle or the summit by following either Tawa or Mahoe Tracks.

 

Alternatively you can turn right and follow Kānuka Track around the eastern side of Grampians (the signpost refers to this as heading to Brook St).

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Kahikatea Track
Grampians

Kahikatea Track is a walking track on the southern side of Grampians. The track climbs through beautiful native bush and provides the opportunity to see a magnificent kahikatea tree (the track’s namesake).

Details
Length1.3 km
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
UsesWalking and trail running only
DirectionEither
Start Elevation85 m
Finish Elevation305 m
Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

Kahikatea Track begins at the small car park on the left side of Market Road, in Bishopdale (same as Mahoe Track).

Description

Immediately uphill of the car park Mahoe Track splits off to the left, while Kahikatea Track continues straight uphill up a gully, zig-zagging upward through lush native bush. After 600 m the track becomes a short boardwalk as it crosses the roots of a 39.40 m tall kahikatea tree, estimated to be 400 years old. There are also several other impressive matai and pukatea specimens along the track.

 

At 305 m elevation Kahikatea Track meets Kānuka Track. You can follow Kānuka Track left as it continues sidling the hillside briefly before intersecting Tawa Track and connecting to Mahoe Track a little further on. You can reach Grampians Saddle or the summit by following either Tawa or Mahoe Tracks.

 

Alternatively you can turn right and follow Kānuka Track around the eastern side of Grampians (the signpost refers to the right direction as heading to Brook St).

Updated 20 February 2019