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Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Steep climb but nice views of nelson and the hills

The climb to the top of the hill starts at a park which held the first rugby union match in new... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Omar I
London, United Kingdom
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She's a steep one - but a great view!

A steep walk from the botanical gardens up to the centre of New Zealand. Pretty steep at times but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The climb to the top of the hill starts at a park which held the first rugby union match in new zealand apparently. The walk is quite steep although i think there is a slightly longer and less steep path also. The views of nelson,...More

Thank Omar I
Reviewed 3 days ago

A steep walk from the botanical gardens up to the centre of New Zealand. Pretty steep at times but a great view of Nelson City from the top. Probably wouldn't recommend for young children. About half an hour to get to the top.

Thank Chur_bro_nz
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great way to get a 360 view of Nelson. A well kept path to the top provides no challenge for pushchairs. Can be steep in parts but definitely achievable for the not-so-fit.

Thank FamilyChisholm
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great short walk for the family, right in the heart of Nelson. We took Mr. 6 and Miss 4 up with us and they were able to walk the whole way. Lovely tree lined track up the hill, and a view over nelson and the...More

Thank 3Bubs3
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wear comfortable shoes, any reasonably fit person can do the walk. It is very popular at any time of year. Carry some water with you, there is none on the track. Great views across the city, the port, the sea and across to the mountains....More

Thank Suegcross
Reviewed 6 days ago

The views are to die for, really spectacular and the blue, blue vistas are healing to the soul Only trouble is it is very very steep up a zig zag path. You can stop on the way to catch your breath but not an easy...More

Thank Ngaizone
Reviewed 1 week ago

A steep zig zag climb but beautiful panoramic views from the top. Easy enough to do if you pace yourself even for the reluctant walking enthusiast

Thank Katherine D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable morning walk with amazing views at the top. Well maintained tracks and accurate signposting.

Thank Kkmcrobie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your in Nelson, this is a must do. Although abit of a steep walk, the view and monument are well worth the climb! very cool!

Thank SarahTimNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I walk this track several times a week with my daughter and small dog. It's a really lovely walk through bush, on a well kept track. The views are spectacular once you reach the centre. The beauty of this track is it's central city location...More

Thank Sandy H
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