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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

Reviewed 1 week ago
EsmeBunny
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great walk and views over nelson

great tracks up to the centre of NZ, several ways to get up there and another lovely walk on to... 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 1 week 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.

Thank EsmeBunny
Reviewed 1 week 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!

Thank sjb21050
Reviewed 3 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

Thank MegsiOToole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed October 28, 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!

Thank JanXZC
Reviewed October 26, 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.

Thank HadrienL10
Reviewed October 17, 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

Thank TravellerFaye
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank shail998
Reviewed October 3, 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

Thank TJSing2008
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Great short walk, steep in places but the views ftom the top on a clear day are pretty spectacular. A definite must do in Nelson

Thank MartinCamilleri
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MrsKUT
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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
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