Trampers at Nīkau Palm Gully Reserve
Image: DOC



Walk to a small forest pocket of nīkau palms and enjoy views of the Akaroa Marine Reserve. The walks crosses private land. You need to ring the landowner beforehand to get permission.

14 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

5–6 hr return Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

Closed from 1 April to 30 September each year. 

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Address:   104 West Coast Road
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
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