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Awesome activities in Nelson region

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This is an assembly of a range of activities and ideas for you to think about doing whilst you are in Nelson. You are here in one of the many beautiful and special parts of New Zealand and you have the opportunity to try all sorts of new things and to create some great memories.

Enjoy. Wordle. Track description Abel Tasman Coast Track; Golden Bay area Great Walk. Alert Easter 2014: Sections of track closed Map of the Abel Tasman Coast Track (PDF, 222K) (opens in new window) Marahau to Anchorage Time: 4 hrDistance: 12.4 km French names left by d’Urville and his crew Adele, Simonet and Torrent add character to this part of the journey.

Track description Abel Tasman Coast Track; Golden Bay area Great Walk

At the Marahau information kiosk, a causeway crosses the estuary. The track rounds Guilbert Point to Apple Tree Bay then passes through beech forest with large kanuka trees. Descend to Anchorage Bay where there is a hut and campsite. Anchorage to Bark Bay High tide trackTime: 4 hrDistance: 12.1 km Low tide crossing, Torrent Bay estuaryTime: 3 hrDistance: 8.4 km Bridge between Torrent Bay and BarkBay From Anchorage Bay, cross a low ridge to Torrent Bay estuary. Kitesurf-Nelson-Newzealand - Kitesurf Nelson. Popular Trails » Nelson Mountain Bike Club.

Nelson is home to a wide variety or world class mountain bike trails - the majority built and managed by NMTBC and its members, with the kinmd support of landowners/managers Hancock Forest Management, Nelson City Council, Department of Conservation and Tasman District Council.

Popular Trails » Nelson Mountain Bike Club

Many of these trails are within riding distance of central Nelson and rise to between 300-800m making them perfect for evening rides or when you don't have all day to go exploring. There are also linking trails that mean you can combine two or three trails in a single loop, making up a solid 3-5hr ride. What you can be sure of is that every single one of them will leave you with a huge smile on your face and an appetite for more! Nelson was recently rated by IMBA as a Gold Ride Centre - one of only six in the world.

Here is a selection of what is on offer (we'll add to this list over the next few months) Grade 3/4: Jacks Track Dun Mountain Trail Pipillini Turners Firball Gully IV Line Firball Return Golf Road Wiggles Waggles. Nelson. Lots of big hills easy access native forest, Nelson is a worthy contender for the mountain bike capital of New Zealand.

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Areas Use two fingers to move the map Map Data Imagery ©2016 TerraMetrics Satellite Recent Track Reports Coppermine Loop: Awesome loop. Rimu: This has been cleared again and is riding very nicely. Matai: 100% rideable now, get back in (on the weekends) and enjoy this track.... Track type/distance summary Single track 259.42km Double track 21.47km Gravel road 15.25km 4wd 5.63km Total distance 301.76km. World of WearableArt - Classic Cars Museum. The Suter Art Gallery. The Gentle Cycling Company (Nelson, New Zealand): Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor. Nelson Attractions. Nelson, Galleries in New Zealand. Nelson, Kayaking in New Zealand. Riwaka Resurgence: Walking and tramping in Kahurangi National Park, Motueka area. Description The north branch of the Riwaka River pours out of the cave-riddled marble of Takaka Hill in this beautiful area of Kahurangi National Park.

Riwaka Resurgence: Walking and tramping in Kahurangi National Park, Motueka area

Damp forest, clear cold water, tranquil pools, and moss-covered and water-worn marble rock create a fairyland quality. A short path leads through the forest to where the river emerges. There is wheelchair access as far as Crystal Pool (5 min). Other attractions include picnicking, walking and fishing. For a view down to the resurgence, drive up to Hawkes Lookout on Takaka Hill. Getting there The Riwaka Resurgence is 11 km from Riwaka township and 16 km from Motueka. From Riwaka, travel north-west on SH60 toward Takaka. Just before the climb over the Takaka Hill, the road splits in two, with the signposted road to the Resurgence off to the left. Lake Rotoiti (Tasman)

The lake has introduced trout which attract recreational fishermen.

Lake Rotoiti (Tasman)

Mount Robert Walkway. Mount Robert Circuit: Walking and tramping in Nelson Lakes National Park. Description Walkers looking across Lake Rotoiti from Pinchgut Track This circuit combines the Pinchgut Track and Paddy's Track.

Mount Robert Circuit: Walking and tramping in Nelson Lakes National Park

Pinchgut Track The Pinchgut Track zigzags up the steep, bare face of Mt Robert on a well graded track before entering beech forest. After climbing for one and a half hours, you reach the bush edge, where the forest gives way to alpine herbs and shrubs. From here the track continues across the open ridge top and reaches Relax Shelter. To complete the circuit walk, head down to Mt Robert Road on Paddy's Track and walk 500 m along the road back to the car park.

Paddy's Track You can begin the Mount Robert Circuit along Paddy’s Track, which cuts across the mountain’s open face and crosses several scree-filled gullies before climbing to Bushline Hut. To complete the circuit, take the track across the ridge top and return to Mt Robert car park via the Pinchgut Track. Bushline Hut Category: Serviced Facilities: 14 bunk beds, heating, mattresses. From Marahau/Kaiteriteri to Totaranui - Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi.

Just one of the beaches accessible by sea in the Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, NZ If walking the track, then this is typical of the beaches you will often be walking alongside as you go. – traceywinslade