NELSON TRAILS

Mamaku Track

Grampians

Mamaku Track is a short track on Grampians, linking Tawa Track to the lookout platform near the summit. The track climbs through a grove of remnant native bush featuring beautiful mamaku ferns, which give the track its name.

Details
Length1 km
Time Required15 min
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
Technical DifficultyIntermediate   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither
Start Elevation170 m
Max Elevation345 m
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash


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Access and Description

  10 min from central Nelson

 

Mamaku Track begins on the uphill side of Tawa Track, about 250 m north of where Tukaka Track joins Tawa. The track climbs through exotic trees and pasture, then zig-zags through a corridor of remnant native bush in a shallow gully. The bush has a low canopy so watch your head, as well as your feet, as this section of the track can be quite slippery after rain. The track leaves the bush and continues through low scrub for the remainder of the way to the top. Just below the lookout there is a seat to rest on and admire the great views north toward the central city.

 

Mamaku Track can be combined with any other Grampians Track to form a longer circuit.

Mamaku Track
Grampians

Mamaku Track is a short track on Grampians, linking Tawa Track to the lookout platform near the summit. The track climbs through a grove of remnant native bush featuring beautiful mamaku ferns, which give the track its name.

Details
Length1 km
Time Required15 min
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
Technical DifficultyIntermediate   
UsesWalking, trail running and MTB
DirectionEither
Start Elevation170 m
Max Elevation345 m
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash


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Access and Description

  10 min from central Nelson

 

Mamaku Track begins on the uphill side of Tawa Track, about 250 m north of where Tukaka Track joins Tawa. The track climbs through exotic trees and pasture, then zig-zags through a corridor of remnant native bush in a shallow gully. The bush has a low canopy so watch your head, as well as your feet, as this section of the track can be quite slippery after rain. The track leaves the bush and continues through low scrub for the remainder of the way to the top. Just below the lookout there is a seat to rest on and admire the great views north toward the central city.

 

Mamaku Track can be combined with any other Grampians Track to form a longer circuit.

Updated 20 February 2019