Time: 2 hr 30 min return
Distance: 5 km
This walk follows an old gold miners’ track. You will see old gold tailings and the historic battery site of the Wellington mine.
Time: 1 hr 30 min return
Distance: 4 km
This track leads to Whiteheads Clearing, where there are stacked river stones from the mining era. From here, a marked route climbs to Old Man Hut (4 hours).
The northbank of Wairau River provides access to Mt Richmond Forest Park.
To get to this part of the forest park, turn off State Highway 6, just north of the Wairau River Bridge, 16 km from Blenheim.
There is no scheduled public transport available.
Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.