Nelson / Marlborough

Nelson / Marlborough

Anakiwa to Pelorus Bridge - OPEN

Northern Start
Northern end of Anakiwa Rd, Anakiwa
Southern End
Junction of SH6 and Maungatapu Rd, Pelorus Bridge
Distance
38km
Time
1-2 days
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps in Pelorus Scenic Reserve
  • Farming operations
  • Open drains
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

This Te Araroa section is being established by a local group whose project, the Link Pathway, is to complete a walk/cycleway from Picton to Havelock with a side trail to Anakiwa. Work is being carried out in stages and is ongoing so this section currently involves a mix of easy tramping track, foot path and road shoulder. Te Araroa signage will come in due course but for now walkers can use these track notes. There are Link Pathway signs at the beginning and end of completed sections.

The track starts in Anakiwa at the southern end of the Queen Charlotte Track. From Anakiwa make use of the Link Pathway which will eventually link Picton, Anakiwa and Havelock. The Link Pathway heads out to the junction with Queen Charlotte Drive then turns right and continues to Linkwater School some 1.25km distant.
 
From the school continue on Queen Charlotte Drive past the Linkwater Service Station. At the end of the Linkwater straight follow the road around the Mahakipawa Arm to the next Link Pathway section – a 1km stretch of bush track leading off from the right hand side of the road.
 
Beyond this bush track walkers have another 1km stretch along Queen Charlotte Drive then the Link Pathway will take you all the way around the point and into Havelock - a triumph of community vision and energy. 
 
Follow the Link Pathway to SH6 then go right onto the footpath beside SH6 and into the Havelock CBD
 

From the shopping area on Main St (SH6), walk west on the footpath and then road shoulder. 2.5km from the northern edge of Havelock, turn right/W into Boultons Rd. Cross the bridge and continue 1km on Te Hoiere Rd, crossing another bride and reaching Kaiuma Bay Rd. Turn left into Kaiuma Bay Rd and walk some 9.5km to Daltons Bridge.

 
When you reach Daltons Bridge, the stile onto Daltons Track will be immediately in front of you at the intersection of Kaiuma Bay and Daltons Rd - cross the stile and enter Daltons Track.
** Under no circumstances should you continue ahead (S) on Daltons Rd - this becomes farm track and is used extensively by stock and farm vehicles and is not to be entered.

Daltons Track opened in March 2011 following a collaborative process involving the Trust, private landowners, DOC, Marlborough District Council, and the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. The track is to tramping track standard. It has a natural grassed surface, stiles over fence lines, and several unbridged creek crossings, which are straight forward in normal flows. The track is accessed by a stile immediately to the west of Daltons Bridge - and immediately adjacent to the intersection of Kaiuma Bay and Daltons Rds. 

** Daltons Rd becomes farm track and is used by stock and farm vehicles - please do not walk down Daltons Rd from the bridge.

Daltons Track follows the true left bank of the Pelorus River up and along the grazed pasture margin to the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve. It then emerges through forest at Pelorus Bridge a short distance from the Campground/Shop/Cafe where there is parking and public toilets.
 
The track passes through 2 working farms and includes lengthy sections where access has been provided courtesy of private landowners. The route follows the fenceline adjacent to the Pelorus River and at no time does it follow the farm laneway so please do not use that under any circumstances.
 
The Trust gratefully acknowledges the generosity of these landowners and, to ensure ongoing goodwill, asks to respect the following conditions of access:
  • Track use is restricted to trampers during daylight hours only
  • Stiles are to be used where provided;
  • Farm operations and stock have right of way
  • No dogs, camping, fires, cycles or firearms.
The route crosses a stile to leave the farm and enters the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve to join the loop track. You can take either direction and both will take to around to the swingbridge - cross this and you'll be at Pelorus Bridge on SH6. Turn left/east to cross to the Pelorus Bridge shop and/or campground, and the green pools may tempt you for a dip on a hot day. Otherwise Maungatapu Rd lies in front of you and Te Araroa continues south on that to the Pelorus River Track trailhead. 
Note it is 14km along Maungatapu Rd to the next trailhead (and 8.5km further to Captain Creek Hut) - there are no budget accommodation options along Maungatapu Rd - the Pelorus Bridge campground should be used unless you intend using Maungatapu Rd B&B accommodation.
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Please note: Out of respect for the landowners and to help ensure Te Araroa can continue to use this critical link please comply with all conditions outlined.

Getting there/away 
InterCity - P: 03 365 1113 - Daily buses to Blenheim, Picton and Nelson. 
Private Driver Hire - P: 03 3910500 (Paul) - can transport to/from all locations Picton-Anakiwa-Pelorus Bridge-Nelson-St Arnaud, priced on enquiry.
 
Accommodation
YHA Nelson - 59 Rutherford Street, Nelson P: 03 545 9988 E: nelson@yha.co.nz      
Anakiwa Lodge - 9 Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa P: 03 574 2115 E: info@anakiwa.co.nz    
Smiths Farm Holiday Park - 1419 Queen Charlotte Drive, Linkwater - P: 03 5742806 or 0800 727578 - E: cbfaulls@xtra.co.nz  (Pickup from Anakiwa available by request)
 
Havelock
 
Getting there/away 
InterCity - P: 03 365 1113 - Daily buses to Blenheim, Picton and Nelson.
Private Driver Hire - P: 03 3910500 (Paul) - can transport to/from all locations Picton-Anakiwa-Pelorus Bridge-Nelson-St Arnaud, priced on enquiry. 
 
Multiple hostel and motel options in Havelock:
Havelock Garden Motel - 71 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 0800 082 222 or 03 574 2387 - E: havelockhideaway@xtra.co.nz
Havelock Motel - 50 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 0800 111 171? or 03 574 2961 - E: motelbookings@slingshot.co.nz
Havelock Holiday Park - 24 Inglis St, Havelock - P: 03 574 2339 - E: info@havelockholidaypark.kiwi - Camping, cabins, kitchen, bathroom, laundry - happy to accept bounce boxes though please call ahead to arrange and clearly mark your name and ETA. 
 
Resupply 
Four Square Supermarket - 79 State Highway, Havelock - P: 03 574 2166 
Inlet Bakery and Café - 65 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 03 574 2860 
Bow to Stern - 75 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 03 5742941 - E: ask@bowtostern.co.nz - full range of goods including footwear, poles, sleeping bags/mats, gas canisters, vinyl/nylon/tent repair kits, rain gear and other incidentals (sunscreen/bug repellant etc). They have an information board displayed - check in for info and/or add any feedback from where you've been.
 
 
Pelorus Bridge

Getting there/away
InterCity - P: 03 365 1113 to Blenheim, Picton and Nelson. 
Private Driver Hire - P: 03 3910500 (Paul) - can transport to/from all locations Picton-Anakiwa-Pelorus Bridge-Nelson-St Arnaud, priced on enquiry.

Accommodation
DOC Pelorus Bridge Campground - 5949 State Highway 6, Main Rd, RD2 - P: 03 571 6019 - E: pelorus@doc.govt.nz - Serviced campground, full meals available at cafe but not suitable as a resupply station.
Bounce boxes can be sent here - address to <your name>, Te Araroa walker due <expected date>, DOC Pelorus Bridge campground, 
5949 State Highway 6, Main Rd, RD2, Havelock. This service is free for those who stay at the camp, or $10pp if not staying.

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track particularly on Daltons Track
  • Respect private land
  • Open daylight hours only Daltons Track
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No bikes
  • No camping on farm
  • No fires on farm
  • No fires in forest
  • Wear hi-viz clothing/pack cover and don't use headphones
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided in Havelock and at Pelorus Bridge
  • Bury toilet waste well away from water
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Phone
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Full range of amenities in Havelock
  • Carpark
  • Toilets
  • Shop at petrol station on the Linkwater straight
  • Accommodation Havelock
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop at Pelorus Bridge
  • Standard Campsite at Pelorus Bridge
Closest Town(s)
Havelock
Managed by
Marlborough District Council/Doc
Contact
Marlborough District Council/Doc
Thanks to
The Link PathwayGroup
Northern Start
Northern end of Anakiwa Rd, Anakiwa
Southern End
Junction of SH6 and Maungatapu Rd, Pelorus Bridge
Distance
38km
Time
1-2 days
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

This Te Araroa section is being established by a local group whose project, the Link Pathway, is to complete a walk/cycleway from Picton to Havelock with a side trail to Anakiwa. Work is being carried out in stages and is ongoing so this section currently involves a mix of easy tramping track, foot path and road shoulder. Te Araroa signage will come in due course but for now walkers can use these track notes. There are Link Pathway signs at the beginning and end of completed sections.

The track starts in Anakiwa at the southern end of the Queen Charlotte Track. From Anakiwa make use of the Link Pathway which will eventually link Picton, Anakiwa and Havelock. The Link Pathway heads out to the junction with Queen Charlotte Drive then turns right and continues to Linkwater School some 1.25km distant.
 
From the school continue on Queen Charlotte Drive past the Linkwater Service Station. At the end of the Linkwater straight follow the road around the Mahakipawa Arm to the next Link Pathway section – a 1km stretch of bush track leading off from the right hand side of the road.
 
Beyond this bush track walkers have another 1km stretch along Queen Charlotte Drive then the Link Pathway will take you all the way around the point and into Havelock - a triumph of community vision and energy. 
 
Follow the Link Pathway to SH6 then go right onto the footpath beside SH6 and into the Havelock CBD
 

From the shopping area on Main St (SH6), walk west on the footpath and then road shoulder. 2.5km from the northern edge of Havelock, turn right/W into Boultons Rd. Cross the bridge and continue 1km on Te Hoiere Rd, crossing another bride and reaching Kaiuma Bay Rd. Turn left into Kaiuma Bay Rd and walk some 9.5km to Daltons Bridge.

 
When you reach Daltons Bridge, the stile onto Daltons Track will be immediately in front of you at the intersection of Kaiuma Bay and Daltons Rd - cross the stile and enter Daltons Track.
** Under no circumstances should you continue ahead (S) on Daltons Rd - this becomes farm track and is used extensively by stock and farm vehicles and is not to be entered.

Daltons Track opened in March 2011 following a collaborative process involving the Trust, private landowners, DOC, Marlborough District Council, and the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. The track is to tramping track standard. It has a natural grassed surface, stiles over fence lines, and several unbridged creek crossings, which are straight forward in normal flows. The track is accessed by a stile immediately to the west of Daltons Bridge - and immediately adjacent to the intersection of Kaiuma Bay and Daltons Rds. 

** Daltons Rd becomes farm track and is used by stock and farm vehicles - please do not walk down Daltons Rd from the bridge.

Daltons Track follows the true left bank of the Pelorus River up and along the grazed pasture margin to the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve. It then emerges through forest at Pelorus Bridge a short distance from the Campground/Shop/Cafe where there is parking and public toilets.
 
The track passes through 2 working farms and includes lengthy sections where access has been provided courtesy of private landowners. The route follows the fenceline adjacent to the Pelorus River and at no time does it follow the farm laneway so please do not use that under any circumstances.
 
The Trust gratefully acknowledges the generosity of these landowners and, to ensure ongoing goodwill, asks to respect the following conditions of access:
  • Track use is restricted to trampers during daylight hours only
  • Stiles are to be used where provided;
  • Farm operations and stock have right of way
  • No dogs, camping, fires, cycles or firearms.
The route crosses a stile to leave the farm and enters the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve to join the loop track. You can take either direction and both will take to around to the swingbridge - cross this and you'll be at Pelorus Bridge on SH6. Turn left/east to cross to the Pelorus Bridge shop and/or campground, and the green pools may tempt you for a dip on a hot day. Otherwise Maungatapu Rd lies in front of you and Te Araroa continues south on that to the Pelorus River Track trailhead. 
Note it is 14km along Maungatapu Rd to the next trailhead (and 8.5km further to Captain Creek Hut) - there are no budget accommodation options along Maungatapu Rd - the Pelorus Bridge campground should be used unless you intend using Maungatapu Rd B&B accommodation.
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track
  • Poisons & traps in Pelorus Scenic Reserve
  • Farming operations
  • Open drains
  • Track exposed to sun, wind or cold
  • Few water sources
Description
(North to South)

This Te Araroa section is being established by a local group whose project, the Link Pathway, is to complete a walk/cycleway from Picton to Havelock with a side trail to Anakiwa. Work is being carried out in stages and is ongoing so this section currently involves a mix of easy tramping track, foot path and road shoulder. Te Araroa signage will come in due course but for now walkers can use these track notes. There are Link Pathway signs at the beginning and end of completed sections.

The track starts in Anakiwa at the southern end of the Queen Charlotte Track. From Anakiwa make use of the Link Pathway which will eventually link Picton, Anakiwa and Havelock. The Link Pathway heads out to the junction with Queen Charlotte Drive then turns right and continues to Linkwater School some 1.25km distant.
 
From the school continue on Queen Charlotte Drive past the Linkwater Service Station. At the end of the Linkwater straight follow the road around the Mahakipawa Arm to the next Link Pathway section – a 1km stretch of bush track leading off from the right hand side of the road.
 
Beyond this bush track walkers have another 1km stretch along Queen Charlotte Drive then the Link Pathway will take you all the way around the point and into Havelock - a triumph of community vision and energy. 
 
Follow the Link Pathway to SH6 then go right onto the footpath beside SH6 and into the Havelock CBD
 

From the shopping area on Main St (SH6), walk west on the footpath and then road shoulder. 2.5km from the northern edge of Havelock, turn right/W into Boultons Rd. Cross the bridge and continue 1km on Te Hoiere Rd, crossing another bride and reaching Kaiuma Bay Rd. Turn left into Kaiuma Bay Rd and walk some 9.5km to Daltons Bridge.

 
When you reach Daltons Bridge, the stile onto Daltons Track will be immediately in front of you at the intersection of Kaiuma Bay and Daltons Rd - cross the stile and enter Daltons Track.
** Under no circumstances should you continue ahead (S) on Daltons Rd - this becomes farm track and is used extensively by stock and farm vehicles and is not to be entered.

Daltons Track opened in March 2011 following a collaborative process involving the Trust, private landowners, DOC, Marlborough District Council, and the New Zealand Walking Access Commission. The track is to tramping track standard. It has a natural grassed surface, stiles over fence lines, and several unbridged creek crossings, which are straight forward in normal flows. The track is accessed by a stile immediately to the west of Daltons Bridge - and immediately adjacent to the intersection of Kaiuma Bay and Daltons Rds. 

** Daltons Rd becomes farm track and is used by stock and farm vehicles - please do not walk down Daltons Rd from the bridge.

Daltons Track follows the true left bank of the Pelorus River up and along the grazed pasture margin to the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve. It then emerges through forest at Pelorus Bridge a short distance from the Campground/Shop/Cafe where there is parking and public toilets.
 
The track passes through 2 working farms and includes lengthy sections where access has been provided courtesy of private landowners. The route follows the fenceline adjacent to the Pelorus River and at no time does it follow the farm laneway so please do not use that under any circumstances.
 
The Trust gratefully acknowledges the generosity of these landowners and, to ensure ongoing goodwill, asks to respect the following conditions of access:
  • Track use is restricted to trampers during daylight hours only
  • Stiles are to be used where provided;
  • Farm operations and stock have right of way
  • No dogs, camping, fires, cycles or firearms.
The route crosses a stile to leave the farm and enters the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve to join the loop track. You can take either direction and both will take to around to the swingbridge - cross this and you'll be at Pelorus Bridge on SH6. Turn left/east to cross to the Pelorus Bridge shop and/or campground, and the green pools may tempt you for a dip on a hot day. Otherwise Maungatapu Rd lies in front of you and Te Araroa continues south on that to the Pelorus River Track trailhead. 
Note it is 14km along Maungatapu Rd to the next trailhead (and 8.5km further to Captain Creek Hut) - there are no budget accommodation options along Maungatapu Rd - the Pelorus Bridge campground should be used unless you intend using Maungatapu Rd B&B accommodation.
Note: Map is indicative only
Extra Info

Please note: Out of respect for the landowners and to help ensure Te Araroa can continue to use this critical link please comply with all conditions outlined.

Getting there/away 
InterCity - P: 03 365 1113 - Daily buses to Blenheim, Picton and Nelson. 
Private Driver Hire - P: 03 3910500 (Paul) - can transport to/from all locations Picton-Anakiwa-Pelorus Bridge-Nelson-St Arnaud, priced on enquiry.
 
Accommodation
YHA Nelson - 59 Rutherford Street, Nelson P: 03 545 9988 E: nelson@yha.co.nz      
Anakiwa Lodge - 9 Lady Cobham Grove, Anakiwa P: 03 574 2115 E: info@anakiwa.co.nz    
Smiths Farm Holiday Park - 1419 Queen Charlotte Drive, Linkwater - P: 03 5742806 or 0800 727578 - E: cbfaulls@xtra.co.nz  (Pickup from Anakiwa available by request)
 
Havelock
 
Getting there/away 
InterCity - P: 03 365 1113 - Daily buses to Blenheim, Picton and Nelson.
Private Driver Hire - P: 03 3910500 (Paul) - can transport to/from all locations Picton-Anakiwa-Pelorus Bridge-Nelson-St Arnaud, priced on enquiry. 
 
Multiple hostel and motel options in Havelock:
Havelock Garden Motel - 71 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 0800 082 222 or 03 574 2387 - E: havelockhideaway@xtra.co.nz
Havelock Motel - 50 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 0800 111 171? or 03 574 2961 - E: motelbookings@slingshot.co.nz
Havelock Holiday Park - 24 Inglis St, Havelock - P: 03 574 2339 - E: info@havelockholidaypark.kiwi - Camping, cabins, kitchen, bathroom, laundry - happy to accept bounce boxes though please call ahead to arrange and clearly mark your name and ETA. 
 
Resupply 
Four Square Supermarket - 79 State Highway, Havelock - P: 03 574 2166 
Inlet Bakery and Café - 65 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 03 574 2860 
Bow to Stern - 75 Main Rd, Havelock - P: 03 5742941 - E: ask@bowtostern.co.nz - full range of goods including footwear, poles, sleeping bags/mats, gas canisters, vinyl/nylon/tent repair kits, rain gear and other incidentals (sunscreen/bug repellant etc). They have an information board displayed - check in for info and/or add any feedback from where you've been.
 
 
Pelorus Bridge

Getting there/away
InterCity - P: 03 365 1113 to Blenheim, Picton and Nelson. 
Private Driver Hire - P: 03 3910500 (Paul) - can transport to/from all locations Picton-Anakiwa-Pelorus Bridge-Nelson-St Arnaud, priced on enquiry.

Accommodation
DOC Pelorus Bridge Campground - 5949 State Highway 6, Main Rd, RD2 - P: 03 571 6019 - E: pelorus@doc.govt.nz - Serviced campground, full meals available at cafe but not suitable as a resupply station.
Bounce boxes can be sent here - address to <your name>, Te Araroa walker due <expected date>, DOC Pelorus Bridge campground, 
5949 State Highway 6, Main Rd, RD2, Havelock. This service is free for those who stay at the camp, or $10pp if not staying.

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track particularly on Daltons Track
  • Respect private land
  • Open daylight hours only Daltons Track
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
  • No bikes
  • No camping on farm
  • No fires on farm
  • No fires in forest
  • Wear hi-viz clothing/pack cover and don't use headphones
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided in Havelock and at Pelorus Bridge
  • Bury toilet waste well away from water
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • Car park
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Phone
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Full range of amenities in Havelock
  • Carpark
  • Toilets
  • Shop at petrol station on the Linkwater straight
  • Accommodation Havelock
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark
  • Picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Shop at Pelorus Bridge
  • Standard Campsite at Pelorus Bridge
Closest Town(s)
Havelock
Managed by
Marlborough District Council/Doc
Contact
Marlborough District Council/Doc
Thanks to
The Link PathwayGroup