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The Boulder Bank

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You'll need good shoes!

Walking the Boulder Bank from the eastern end, accessed by driving to Glenduan, is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Angela217
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Nelson, New Zealand
Makes a different excursion

Nice short drive to the boulder bank, lovely on a sunny day and great views looking back to Nelson... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Stormpipes
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auckland
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15 Jun 2018
“You'll need good shoes!”
4 weeks ago
“bit tough on the ankles but nice walk”
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Boulder Bank Drive, Tasman, Mapua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Nice short drive to the boulder bank, lovely on a sunny day and great views looking back to Nelson and the surrounding hills

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice long walk by a beautiful clear ocean. Bit tough of the ankles but worth going on the hike. good views of nelson and the hills over tasman national park.

Thank Sheree C
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Walking the Boulder Bank from the eastern end, accessed by driving to Glenduan, is an interesting and energetic expedition. Views back across the estuary towards the hills and city are stunning on a fine day. However, the track is roughly formed over boulders and requires...More

Thank Angela217
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Nice short drive to the boulder bank, lovely on a sunny day and great views looking back to Nelson and the surrounding hills

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The boulder bank offers great views and if you are a geology buff, it is a good place to visit as you can see the source of the rocks that from the boulder bank. Its a nice easy walk but make sure you have water...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had a great walk along the boulder bank. Got dropped over by charter boat from near The surf rescue building. Walked along the boulder bank, had a picnic lunch halfway along then onto the lighthouse, which had been opened up for us to enjoy the...More

Thank Annmarie M
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The cars line up, and people of all ages that can walk on the beach, enjoy walking sitting, building with the stones, looking across the bay at the beautiful scenery. Tranquility. And there are public toilets there.

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were on a holiday break, driving around the Nelson area and out of curiosity, ventured up a slightly rough side road after seeing a sign 'Boulder Bank'. Glad we went there-we were fascinated to learn that it was formed naturally.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 12 May 2016

The Boulder Bank (in capital letters because that is the proper name of the feature) is a linear deposit of small to medium-sized boulders (granodiorite for the geologists out there) that extends for more than 10 km on the southeastern part of Tasman Bay. It...More

Thank Paul H
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