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Nice walk

I didn't even know this existed before I arrived in Nelson. The walk is great and well-maintained... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kimberly W
Gastonia, North Carolina
Nice view

A pleasant walk with a nice view. Maybe 30 minutes return. There are a few paths to get up to the... read more

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All reviews steep walk great walk new zealand well worth the effort worth the climb takes about minutes short hike up hill awesome views take your time enjoyable walk nelson bay botanical gardens sunny day founders park city centre visiting nelson
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't even know this existed before I arrived in Nelson. The walk is great and well-maintained. Pretty cool.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kimberly W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant walk with a nice view. Maybe 30 minutes return. There are a few paths to get up to the top. We drove out on the Maitai Valley Road and walked up from there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EsmeBunny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great tracks up to the centre of NZ, several ways to get up there and another lovely walk on to Walters buff, view over nelson is great, reasonably easy walk. its free!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank sjb21050
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk up to the Centre of NZ monument is steep and for people being of moderate fitness. The walk up to the top is through a beautiful setting of forest with lovely trees and flowers - once you get to the top there is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MegsiOToole
Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you're in Nelson you need to take this walk. A short walk to centre of New Zealand. That in itself is pretty cool, but then you have the amazing views once you get there. Definitely a must do!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed 28 October 2018

A half hour walk leads you up to some beautiful views of Nelson and the coast overlooking to Abel Tasman, Motueka, etc. Definitely recommend this short walk to anyone in Nelson!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JanXZC
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Right in Nelson, starting by the botanical garden, an awesome after-work walk or run, with a good view over the town as a reward. You can also from there walk along till the founders park.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HadrienL10
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

The Centre of New Zealand is worth the visit. I was sceptical but pleased that I did it. The walk is pleasant. There’s a 12-15 minute zigzag climb to the top where you’re rewarded with great views. It’s not hard because if you have a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TravellerFaye
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

If you are in nelson, make a point to visit the centre of newzealand. Good trail, beautiful view from the top.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shail998
Reviewed 3 October 2018

An easy 30 minute walk to the sumit with my daughter, carried her a little, climbed off the trail a bit because she needed to know that thats how we did it in the 80's. They cut all the big trees down off the summit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
I walked from the centre of town along the riverbank to the start of the hill to The Centre of New Zealand. Did not see a car park nearer the hill. It is a pleasant walk from town taking about 40 minutes. It took a further... More