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6 Gems in the Nelson Region for Walking & Tramping

Stay at our holiday accommodation in Nelson, which was Internationally Voted #1 Hotel in New Zealand on TripAdvisor, June 2010


Guests to our Nelson Motels love to viisit to the centre of New Zealand

Centre of New Zealand

Make the easy climb to the centre of New Zealand - get a bird's eye view of Nelson City, the Port, and Nelson's famously unique Boulderbank.  Fantastic view of Tasman Bay and the mountains of Kahurangi.  The walk begins at the site where New Zealand's first game of Rugby was played.  Enjoy bush, plant life and panoramic views of the best little city in NZ!

Drive to start: 5min
Grade: 2
Time: 50 minutes for the loop 


The Abel Tasman, not the Able Tasman is on of the great reasons to visit our Accommodaton Nelson

Abel Tasman Walkway

No trip to the Nelson region (or New Zealand for that matter) would be complete without experiencing the Abel Tasman National Park.  New Zealand's smallest and most visited National Park is world famous for it's golden sands, sub-tropical forests and deep blue-green sea.  Several options are available to cater for different requirements and time restraints, including the hugely popular Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Drive to start: 1hr
Grade: Easy
Time: from 2hrs to 5 days


Come see the Pupu Hydro walkway - guests to our Nelson motels love it

Pupu Hydro Walkway

Flora, fauna, history and engineering.  Follow an historic gold-mining water race which was ingeniously converted into a power generation source in 1929.  Surrounded by abundant native birdlife (tui, bellbird, weka and kereru) lush native forest, featuring Podocarp, Rimu, Beech, and a very rich Fern component.  Close to the must-see Waikoropupu (Pupu) springs.

Drive to start: 1hr 50min
Grade: Easy with steep end
Time: Half day round trip


the Heaphy track is an hours drive from our Nelson Accommodation

Heaphy Track

The longest of the DOC Great Walks. For 78.4 kilometres the track crosses the Park’s range of landscapes, starting from the junction of the Brown and Aorere Rivers, over expansive tussock downs to the lush forests, nikau palms and roaring seas of the West Coast.
Drive to start: 1hr
Grade: Long
Time: 3 - 6 days



Nelson Accommodation enjoy the Nelson Boulderbank - unique in the world

Boulder Bank

The Boulder Bank is a very unusual naturally formed land form in Nelson.  It is a 13km long stretch of rocky substrate which beings at the Mackay Bluff and ends at the Cut of the Nelson Harbour.  See the Lighthouse, built in 1862 - the second oldest permanent lighthouse in New Zealand.
Drive to start: 10min
Grade: 2 - 3
Time: 30 min to 6 hrs return


Take the St Arnaud Bellbird walk in the Nelson Lakes National Park

St Arnaud Bellbird walk

This is one of the most popular walks in Nelson Lakes National Park and developed to showcase the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project area.  The Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project is one of the Department of Conservation’s major projects, which aims to create a sanctuary with fewer pests.

Drive to start: 1hr
Grade: wheelchair friendly
Time: 15 minutes

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