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Centre of New Zealand

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Address: Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Love this walk , 20 minutes from city and 20 minutes up the hill for an awesome view of Nelson City. You can then either walk back the way you came or go down the other side to... read more

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Nelson
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this walk , 20 minutes from city and 20 minutes up the hill for an awesome view of Nelson City. You can then either walk back the way you came or go down the other side to the Maitai or go along the ridge and end up for a beer at Founders Park brewery of go along to Milton... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really nice well marked out walk of which I would guess you would need average / moderate fitness. Well worth it and I really enjoyed it.

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Thank ColinO11
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is quite a walk....but with two recovering ankles (mine broken Dec 2016, grand daughters sprained 2017) we made the 600 odd foot climb...the view is definitely worth the walk.

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Auckland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At least it's downhill on the way back! Great view from the top and information about what you're looking at too.

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Thank Nerida A
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike from a beautiful in-town park up the slope to this spot is well worth the time and effort to see Nelson and the harbor from this elevation. Trails from the Centre lead to equally scenic locations.

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Banjar, Indonesia
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63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice easy hike, only moderate fitness needed. Trail is in very good shape, takes about 15 minutes from the park at the bottom of the trail. Popular with families with young children

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Thank David L
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk is full to the brim with birdsong and nature, At the base is the botanics which is a great park. The top contains a big sculpture pointing at the (Unfortunately not real) centre of New Zealand.

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Thank Fabulous F
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed up here on this well signposted trail. A bit puffed, but well worth it. What a great view of Nelson in front and behind. Arrived just before sunset and it truly was spectacular and doesn't cost a cent.

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New South Wales, Australia
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked from our hotel in town, up a quite steep but well graded track, (take water) to this great 360' viewpoint. Not only can you see right out to the bay, but also into the pretty hills behind the town. A very pleasant activity close to town. Wear supportive footwear, ie sport shoes, not thongs.

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Hampshire
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a 15 minute walk to the centre of New Zealand, a bit hilly at times but well worth the effort for the views.

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