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Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Good short trek to top of hill. About half an hour walk from town. You can park at foothills and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Worth it!!

Walking up the geographical centre of NZ is a must do when visiting Nelson! It's a short steep... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
courtney i
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Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good short trek to top of hill. About half an hour walk from town. You can park at foothills and walk up in 20 minutes. Even senior citizens can go for it. Great views of waters, harbour and much beyond.

Thank Aspi123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Walking up the geographical centre of NZ is a must do when visiting Nelson! It's a short steep climb- about 20 min. The views are 360 degrees and absolutely stunning! It's well sign posted and there's little places to stop along the way. Enjoy!!

Thank courtney i
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well signposted trail network is in the area. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes and a camera. The walk will take about 20 minutes from the botanical reserve. The views up top of Nelson and the bay are fantastic!

Thank JJawandering
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up to the Centre of New Zealand takes about 20-25 minutes with the last few metres being quite steep. Definitely worth the effort though as the views at the top are superb. Bit quicker coming back down!

Thank Phill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This walk is not a must-do but it is worth the effort if you have time. The track is well graded but very steep in places. It is mainly in the shade and the views of mountain and ocean and of course Nelson are great.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This well-signposted hill walk was well worth the effort to walk up it. At the top you get a superb panoramic view across Nelson/Richmond and all the way to the Abel Tasman on a good day.

Thank mekydro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely easy walk up to the Centre of NZ. My partner and I took a slow stroll to the top (+-20min). The panoramic view is stunning!! We went on a clear, sunny day and took about 100 photos. Probably a great spot to watch the...More

Thank Lauren d
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Combine this with a visit to the Anglican Cathedral to realise the significance of surveying. This is an easy walk up a decent track to give a good view for your effort. There is also a simple explanation of why this hilltop has a claim...More

1  Thank Simon L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

It's not possible to say you have really visited New Zealand if you haven't yet made the trip to it's centre, in Nelson.What a rewarding trek uphill,to get the best sights! Well worth it for the magic views, you'll need to take a break at...More

Thank melanie s
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A way to enjoy the site around the Nelson Bay, the walk to top can be done in your own time no need to rush takes 20-25 minutes to walk to the top but will be worth it to seethe views.

Thank robertmusk
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