Roding River - Dun Mountain

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.
United Mine
United Mine
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
Walk to a smelter site and coppermine on the Roding River near Nelson.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
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.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.