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Centre of New Zealand

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Address: Milton Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand

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Stretch the Legs for a Good View

While technically the geographic center of New Zealand the reason to hike up here is the 360 degree views. Get the route map from the downtown i-centre and walk from there. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While technically the geographic center of New Zealand the reason to hike up here is the 360 degree views. Get the route map from the downtown i-centre and walk from there. The trail is in good shape and provides a steady walk. Carry on from the summit toward the ocean by following another track. Pretty well all can do both... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Believe me it doesn't take as long as you would think to get there but at times the climb gets a little bit steep but well worth the effort .

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Jervis Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great walk for a morning. A bit steep in parts but worth it for the brilliant view at the top.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told it was an easy walk about 15 min...allow yourself a good 20-30 min and be prepared for some steep parts. A bit disappointed once we got to the top (after getting a little lost with lack of signage and a few forks in the path) as the view is very worth the effort, but the monument is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find, well signposted. A very pleasant 20/25 minute walk takes you up to a well appointed viewing platform. The last 10 min are a little steep but worth it! 360 degree views await and it's a great way to get your bearings for the rest of your stay so an excellent first stop if you're new to Nelson.

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk gives you a nice view of city. The trail has some steep areas. A good short trek before hitting Abel Tasman.

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Thank japifer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walk is a little challenging but well worth the effort. ( approx 25 minutes up and 20 minutes down)The view from the top on a nice day is wonderful. You can also go for a longer walk along the top of the hill and come out by Founders Park.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nelson was our base of operations for a week and this little hike was our "stretch" after two days of travel to get to NZ. We left from the I-Site downtown, walked along the river, through a park and up the hill. Good steep paved trail accessible to most anyone and a great view at the top. After a photo... More 

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Boston, Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the path (all uphill) to the monument on a perfectly clear day. You can see the Tasman sea, Nelson and the forested mountains from the monument. Well worth the climb.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up here twice in the mornings - one morning we went on and walked along the ridge to Founder's Park. It is quite a steep climb up the hill but the track is really good and the view stunning.

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