NELSON TRAILS

Tawa Track

Grampians

Tawa track sidles the western slopes of Grampians before climbing to Grampians Saddle. It is one of the longest tracks on Grampians and traverses a variety of vegetation. Tawa Track can be combined with several other Grampians tracks to form a longer loop.

Details
Length3.8 km
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
Technical DifficultyIntermediate   
UsesWalking and trail running
DirectionEither
Start Elevation55 m
Finish Elevation350 m
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash

Access and Description

  5 min from central Nelson

 

The main access point to Tawa Track is on Van Diemen St, next to Fairfield House. There is plenty of street parking available here. There is also direct access off the end of Endeavour St. Tawa Track can also be accessed via any of the other Grampians tracks it links with.

 

The beginning of Tawa Track is signposted on Van Diemen St, next to Fairfield House. The track zig-zags upwards for a few hundred metres before linking up with Ronaki Track, which branches of uphill to the left soon after. It then sidles the western slopes of Grampians, passing through a variety of exotic tree plantings which are particularly attractive in autumn, when the leaves of the trees give the hillside bright yellow and orange hues. Openings in the trees allow good views across the city. The track continues southward for 1.7 km before Mamaku Track heads off uphill. Tukuka Track connects from the right 650 m further on.

 

The track is undulating until Tukuka Track, after which there is an increasing amount of climbing, including a few short steep sections. The track continues around the southern aspect of Grampians and Mahoe Track is met, before Tawa turns uphill, climbing to Grampians Saddle (350 m).

Tawa Track
Grampians

Tawa track sidles the western slopes of Grampians before climbing to Grampians Saddle. It is one of the longest tracks on Grampians and traverses a variety of vegetation. Tawa Track can be combined with several other Grampians tracks to form a longer loop.

Details
Length3.8 km
Time RequiredAllow at least 1 hr to create a circuit with other Grampians tracks
Trail TypeWalking track
Physical DifficultyModerate   
Technical DifficultyIntermediate   
UsesWalking and trail running
DirectionEither
Start Elevation55 m
Finish Elevation350 m
Dog AccessDogs are permitted but must be on leash
Access and Description

  5 min from central Nelson

 

The main access point to Tawa Track is on Van Diemen St, next to Fairfield House. There is plenty of street parking available here. There is also direct access off the end of Endeavour St. Tawa Track can also be accessed via any of the other Grampians tracks it links with.

 

The beginning of Tawa Track is signposted on Van Diemen St, next to Fairfield House. The track zig-zags upwards for a few hundred metres before linking up with Ronaki Track, which branches of uphill to the left soon after. It then sidles the western slopes of Grampians, passing through a variety of exotic tree plantings which are particularly attractive in autumn, when the leaves of the trees give the hillside bright yellow and orange hues. Openings in the trees allow good views across the city. The track continues southward for 1.7 km before Mamaku Track heads off uphill. Tukuka Track connects from the right 650 m further on.

 

The track is undulating until Tukuka Track, after which there is an increasing amount of climbing, including a few short steep sections. The track continues around the southern aspect of Grampians and Mahoe Track is met, before Tawa turns uphill, climbing to Grampians Saddle (350 m).

Updated 25 February 2019