NELSON TRAILS

Kānuka Track

Grampians

Kānuka Track contours the southeastern slopes of Grampians through kānuka trees and native bush, and connects to Brook Valley. Kānuka Track is well-graded meaning it is great for trail running and is the best-suited track on Grampians for mountain-biking.

Details
Length1.9 km from Brook Street to Mahoe Track (via ‘south’ option); 2 km to Grampians Summit Road (via ‘north’ option)
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
Technical DifficultyIntermediate   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither

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Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

The most direct way to access Kānuka Track is from Blick Tce in Brook Valley. Head up Grampians Summit Road, and at the first hairpin turn in the road, follow Kānuka Track as it continues straight up the gully.

Description

After branching off of Grampians Summit Road, Kānuka Track continues for 700 m to Couch Saddle (235 m elevation). Sugar Loaf can be accessed by passing through the gate and heading along the road that follows the eastern side of the gully (private land). Kānuka Track heads west from Couch Saddle, then cuts back to the north and reaches a junction. Heading right at the junction will take you through beautiful stands of silver fern, mamaku and kānuka (after which the track is named), to connect with Grampians Walkway on the ridge north of the summit. Heading left at the junction will take you south around the hillside through regenerating native bush and scrub, eventually linking up with Kahikatea Track and Mahoe Track.

 

If approaching from Market Road, you can access Kānuka Track by heading up Mahoe Track or Kahikatea Track, both of which connect to it. If approaching from Collingwood St, follow Grampians Walkway along the ridge north of the summit, where Kānuka Track heads into the bush on the left (it is signposted).

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Kānuka Track
Grampians

Kānuka Track contours the southeastern slopes of Grampians through kānuka trees and native bush, and connects to Brook Valley. Kānuka Track is well-graded meaning it is great for trail running and is the best-suited track on Grampians for mountain-biking.

Details
Length1.9 km from Brook Street to Mahoe Track (via ‘south’ option); 2 km to Grampians Summit Road (via ‘north’ option)
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
Technical DifficultyIntermediate   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither
Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

The most direct way to access Kānuka Track is from Blick Tce in Brook Valley. Head up Grampians Summit Road, and at the first hairpin turn in the road, follow Kānuka Track as it continues straight up the gully.

Description

After branching off of Grampians Summit Road, Kānuka Track continues for 700 m to Couch Saddle (235 m elevation). Sugar Loaf can be accessed by passing through the gate and heading along the road that follows the eastern side of the gully (private land). Kānuka Track heads west from Couch Saddle, then cuts back to the north and reaches a junction. Heading right at the junction will take you through beautiful stands of silver fern, mamaku and kānuka (after which the track is named), to connect with Grampians Walkway on the ridge north of the summit. Heading left at the junction will take you south around the hillside through regenerating native bush and scrub, eventually linking up with Kahikatea Track and Mahoe Track.

 

If approaching from Market Road, you can access Kānuka Track by heading up Mahoe Track or Kahikatea Track, both of which connect to it. If approaching from Collingwood St, follow Grampians Walkway along the ridge north of the summit, where Kānuka Track heads into the bush on the left (it is signposted).

Updated 26 February 2019