Tracks

Mount Richmond Forest Park

Te Araroa Trail
Te Araroa Trail
Track 95 days. Medium. One way.
Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 December 2011.
Mt Richmond Alpine Route
Mt Richmond Alpine Route
Track 5 days. Medium. One way.
Long route above the bushline in Mt Richmond Forest Park near Nelson.
Rocks Hut Loop
Rocks Hut Loop
Track 3 days. Medium. Loop track.
A loop track starting at Rocks Hut in Mount Richmond Forest Park, taking in Dun Mountain and the Pelorus River.
Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
Relatively steep climb to the summit of Ben Nevis (1619m), a prominent peak in the Mt Richmond Forest Park South-East of Nelson
Mt Sunday / Mt Riley Track
Mt Sunday / Mt Riley Track
Track 1 – 2 days. Medium. Loop track.
A circuit track on the Richmond Range, visiting two forested summits.
Hacket Circuit
Hacket Circuit
Track 1 – 2 days. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
A good day walk mainly along the Hacket Creek, including Hacket and Browning Huts. Dogs are allowed in the Mt Richmond Forest Park on a lead.
Mt Fell from the North Bank
Mt Fell from the North Bank
Track 2 days. Medium.
A steady climb which rewards your efforts with fabulous views of the Wairau Plains, Nelson/Tasman Bay and beyond.
Whispering Falls walk/Hacket track
Whispering Falls walk/Hacket track
Track 0 – 1 day. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
A gentle walk along the Hacket track to the beautiful Whispering Falls. Dogs permitted on leads.
Dun Mountain
Dun Mountain
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
An historic climb along New Zealand's first railway onto the barren, toxic soils of the Nelson Mineral Belt.
Pelorus Bridge Trig K
Pelorus Bridge Trig K
Track Easy. Loop track.
A walk near the popular Pelorus Bridge. You'll walk in mature lush native bush, along the Pelorus River, and get to cool down near the waterfall on the way back.
Pelorus Track (via Rocks hut & Totara saddle)
Pelorus Track (via Rocks hut & Totara saddle)
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. One way.
The Pelorus track is a semi-remote forest experience in Mount Richmond Forest park.It leads up the Pelorus valley and over the Bryant Range to the Hackett car park in the Aniseed valley or 'The Bro...
Emerald Pools
Emerald Pools
Track Easy. Return via same track.
A pretty picnic area and swimming hole upstream from Pelorus Bridge.
Rocks Hut - Pelorus Track
Rocks Hut - Pelorus Track
Track 2 days. Easy. One way.
Continuing on from the Dun Mountain track, this route drops into the Pelorus Valley and sidles above its beautiful river. Swimming.
Pelorus
Track 3 – 4 days. Easy. One way.
Links with a track onto Dun Mountain. See Rocks Hut-Pelorus Track.
Mt. Duppa Track
Mt. Duppa Track
Track Easy/medium. Return via same track.
A moderately steep, but short climb to the summit of Mt. Duppa

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.