Nelson/Tasman region

A rest at Sabine River.

A rest at Sabine River

Nelson/Tasman region map.

22 April 2014: Recent storms have caused extensive wind damage on the Speargrass Track from Mt Robert car park, Sabine/Speargrass Track and Mt Cedric Route above Sabine hut. Other tracks and routes may be affected.

These tracks may be impassable and trampers are advised not to attempt the tracks until DOC staff have had the opportunity to assess the damage.

Bookings are required for Angelus Hut and Angelus Hut campsite from 25 November 2013 to 30 April 2014. Angelus is a popular side trip off the Travers-Sabine Circuit.

The 80 km Travers-Sabine Circuit reaches deep into the heart of the mountains of Nelson Lakes National Park. Tranquil beech forests, fields of waving tussocks, 2000 metre-high mountains and clear rushing streams are highlights of the journey.

The circuit requires 4-7 days to complete and involves a crossing of Travers Saddle, an alpine pass subject to freezing conditions at any time of year.

Most of the track is classified as a tramping track. It is well marked and although most rivers and streams are bridged, after heavy rain there are a number of streams which may not be safe to cross. Sturdy boots and a good standard of fitness are recommended and warm, waterproof clothing is essential.

View the Travers-Sabine Circuit brochure (PDF, 1,310K).

Alert/Important notice

  Recent storms have caused extensive wind damage on the Speargrass Track from Mt Robert car park, Sabine/Speargrass Track and Mt Cedric Route above Sabine hut. Other tracks and routes may be affected.

Bookings are required for Angelus Hut and Angelus Hut campsite from 25 November 2013 to 30 April 2014.

We have experienced an increase in the number of vehicle break-ins at the track carparks. Please don't leave any valuables in your vehicle. A bag storage facility is available at the Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre.

Tramping trackTramping track

Time:  

4 - 7 days

Distance:  

80 km
 
 

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Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 546 9339
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
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Phone:      +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
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