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Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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The climb IS worth it!

So I ended up doing the climb up the steep track twice in one day as I had left our jumpers at the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jacqui P
,
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Steep climb (particularly on a warm day) - great views

The views from the top are simply stunning and provide a perfect panorama around Nelson. It is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Martin and Sue C
,
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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“steep walk” (38 reviews)
“great walk” (33 reviews)
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Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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"steep walk"
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"great walk"
in 33 reviews
"new zealand"
in 118 reviews
"worth the climb"
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"well worth the effort"
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"takes about minutes"
in 14 reviews
"short hike"
in 8 reviews
"coming down"
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"awesome views"
in 7 reviews
"up hill"
in 10 reviews
"enjoyable walk"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 17 reviews
"nelson city"
in 23 reviews
"botanical gardens"
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"tasman bay"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So I ended up doing the climb up the steep track twice in one day as I had left our jumpers at the top. Doh!! Worst place ever... But be rest assured dear traveler, it has been proven that you can survive this hill. Not...More

Thank Jacqui P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The views from the top are simply stunning and provide a perfect panorama around Nelson. It is quite a steep walk, but pefectly doable, just do it at your own pace.

Thank Martin and Sue C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk - takes about 30 minutes. The view from the top is amazing. There are also quite a few little paths that branch off from here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a steep 20 minute walk to the Centre of New Zealand, enough to get your heart-rate up, but the view from the top is definitely well worth the effort. The views across Nelson are spectacular. There is a raised platform there, seats and an...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great track for a 45min walk. Quite tired cause it is a mountain. But the view is amazing on the top

Thank Alex W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice walk with some very steep sections up the hill through a lovely forested area to the plateau at the top. Many Nelson landmarks and the valley below can be viewed from this spot. It is accessed from the playing fields by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went looking for a nice trail run in nelson after days of driving from the South side of the island. This was a great trail and well maintained. It was much steeper than i thought it was going to be but provided a great...More

Thank Raleigh C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth it, easy climb for the kids and rewarded with views of Nelson. Takes about 15 minutes to top

Thank gldunn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant walk up well formed track through trees to view point. Excellent accessible spot to see the expanse of Tasman bay over to the two national parks on the other side. Snow capped peaks in winter and spring. Good spot to plan your exploring.

Thank NJdeCB
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is a good workout if you are short on time. If you are not fit it can get the heart rate up a wee bit however there are lots of places to stop and enjoy the view as you get higher plus its...More

Thank nicky r
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MrsKUT
23 January 2018|
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Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
I walked from the centre of town along the riverbank to the start of the hill to The Centre of New Zealand. Did not see a car park nearer the hill. It is a pleasant walk from town taking about 40 minutes. It took a further... More
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