Nelson / Marlborough

Nelson / Marlborough
Te Araroa's South Island trail starts at historic Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds. It winds through the Queen Charlotte Track's low forested ridges and pretty bays. The tramping is easy - with lodges, and water-taxis to carry your pack if you're inclined - but whatever, the track is an ideal way to ease your way into southern trail life. The physical demands of Te Araroa increase as the trail heads south through the Richmond Range and Nelson Lakes National Park. The trail climbs the flanks of mountainous terrain, with scree underfoot and passes that go up to 1,870 metres. Te Araroa through Nelson Marlborough varies from easy to testing. If you can cope with it all then, weather permitting, there's nothing on Te Araroa that's beyond you.
 
 

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Te Araroa's South Island trail starts at historic Ship Cove in the Marlborough Sounds. It winds through the Queen Charlotte Track's low forested ridges and pretty bays. The tramping is easy - with lodges, and water-taxis to carry your pack if you're inclined - but whatever, the track is an ideal way to ease your way into southern trail life. The physical demands of Te Araroa increase as the trail heads south through the Richmond Range and Nelson Lakes National Park. The trail climbs the flanks of mountainous terrain, with scree underfoot and passes that go up to 1,870 metres. Te Araroa through Nelson Marlborough varies from easy to testing. If you can cope with it all then, weather permitting, there's nothing on Te Araroa that's beyond you.
 
 

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Nelson/Marlborough Region Trail Notes (601KB)
  Nelson/Marlborough Region Maps (57MB - large file)

 

Note: Map is indicative only