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 DifficultyEasy   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash

Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

The most direct way to access Kānuka Track is via Blick Tce in Brook Valley. Follow up Grampians Summit Road; at the first hairpin turn in the road, follow Kānuka Track as it continues straight up the gully, while the road turns back to the north.

Description

After branching off of Grmpians 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. Kānuka Track turns back north and 450 m uphill of Couch Saddle the track forks; The north fork passes through beautiful stands of silver fern, mamaku and kānuka (after which the track is named) and connects with Grampians Walkway on the ridge north of the summit.

 

The south fork heads 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).

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 DifficultyEasy   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash
Access

  10 min from central Nelson

 

The most direct way to access Kānuka Track is via Blick Tce in Brook Valley. Follow up Grampians Summit Road; at the first hairpin turn in the road, follow Kānuka Track as it continues straight up the gully, while the road turns back to the north.

Description

After branching off of Grmpians 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. Kānuka Track turns back north and 450 m uphill of Couch Saddle the track forks; The north fork passes through beautiful stands of silver fern, mamaku and kānuka (after which the track is named) and connects with Grampians Walkway on the ridge north of the summit.

 

The south fork heads 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