This walkway follows an old goldminer's trail across the range between the Wairau Valley and Linkwater. It can be walked or ridden in one day, but you will need to arrange transport between the road ends.

Note: This area has spaces where dogs are not allowed. Visit Know before you go for more information.

Walking and tramping

5 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

Advanced: Grade 4

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact closest DOC office to obtain a permit. Other pets on conservation land rule

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.


Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 546 9339
Email nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
Hours See visitor centre hours
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