Tramper in the snow on the way up to the summit of Mount Holdsworth
Image: Brian Dobbie | ©



The classic Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit is a two to three day tramp involving a climb through beech-podocarp forest to some of the best alpine tops travel in the Tararua Forest Park.
  • One of the four classic tramps in the Tararuas. 
  • Reach the open tops of the Tararuas within a few hours walk from a road end. 
  • From the top of Mount Holdsworth savour 360 degree views of the greater Wellington region.

24 km loop

Seasonal restrictions

The annual Atiwhakatu Trailblazer mountain biking fun ride is held in January each year. The exact date will be advised closer to the time.

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times. Other pets on conservation land rules.

Stay safe in the outdoors


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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