Check which access roads into Mt Richmond Forest Park are open or closed.

Note: Access from Northbank Road is available during Alert Level 2. Roads may close at any time due to fire danger. 

Valid from 21 March 2021


Road name


Access from the Northbank Road

Mt Riley – Mt Sunday Track Briggs Road and Davies Road Open
Wakamarina Track Kiwi Road via Onamalutu to carpark Open
Kiwi Road car park via Bartlett’s Creek Road Open
Quartz Creek Mt Royal Route Bartlett’s Creek Road Open
Pine Valley, Mill Flat and Fishtail Route Pine Valley Road Open
Timms Creek Track to Mt Fell Hut Te Rou Road Open
Riverside Walk/Forks Walk Top Valley Road to Staircase Stream Open
Lake Chalice/Mt Patriarch
Riverside Walk/Forks Walk Top Valley Rd from Staircase Stream to Jubilee Flat and Forks Car Park Open
Forks Walk Jubilee Flat to Forks Car Park Open
Mt Richmond Track Jacksons Creek Road Open
Lake Chalice/Mt Patriarch Staircase Road open Open
Goulter Alpine Route Goulter Road Open
Storeys Creek DOC land Storeys Creek Road Open
Outward Bound access to Mt Richmond Forest Park
Mt Richmond Forest Park Tapps Road  (Wakamarina) Closed
Bowens Road Closed
Access through Nelson Forest Ltd managed forests to recreational areas: Whangamoa areas 
Mt Duppa Hippolite Road/Bladebone Road Open - 4WD
Other access roads
*Central Road- Hira Forest (Access to Doubles Track) Central Road via Maitai Valley only Closed
*Sharlands Creek-Hira Forest Sharlands Creek Road Closed
* A forest owner access permit is required for mountain bikers and motor cyclists to go beyond the public access easement for Central Road and Sharlands Road.
Roding River Waterworks Reserve and Copper Mine Aniseed Valley Road – NCC Waterworks Reserve Open
Ben Nevis  via Old Mill Rd-follow signs to Boundary Road Open – 4WD
Left Branch Wairoa Left Branch Road - walking access only through private land from locked gate approx 4km to bush edge. No access to side tracks without permission from owners. Open – walking access only
Inwoods Lookout via Wai-iti Road Wai-iti Road Open
Motueka Gorge Blue Glen Rd/Kings Ridge Closed
Beeby’s Knob 4WD access – high clearance vehicles only Open 1 December - 30 April
Note: Vehicle permit needed from Rotoiti/Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Walking and mountain bike access Open all year round
Wilsons Havelock Wilsons Road (Takorika access) Open
Walking and Mountain bike access Open
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