Mount Arthur Track

Image: Bev Bacon | DOC

Introduction

Walk through beech forest to one of two huts, or combine the tracks for a circuit walk - a great day walk or overnight tramp for families with kids.

Highlights

The access road into the Mount Arthur area (Graham Valley Road) is steep and narrow and prone to corrugations and slips – check any alerts for road status. During the winter months a 4WD vehicle is recommended to access Flora carpark. Chains may be needed if snow and ice are present

Track overview

Walking and tramping

Various times under 4 hr Easy: Walking track
Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Flora car park to Flora Hut

Time: 30 min
Distance: 2 km
Track category: Walking track

This short path leads over Flora Saddle and down to Flora Hut, an ideal place for families.

Flora car park to Mt Arthur Hut

Time: 1 hr 30 min
Distance: 4.2 km
Track category: Walking track

From Flora car park follow the track to Flora Saddle where a well-graded track follows the ridge towards Mt Arthur, winding through beech forest and groves of candelabra-like mountain neinei (Dracophyllum sp.). Mt Arthur Hut is just on the tree line – walk a bit further above the hut for views to Mt Arthur and the Tablelands.

Care is required around the many bluffs, sinkholes and caves; warm and waterproof clothing should be carried.

Flora Hut to Mt Arthur Hut

Time: 1 hr 15 min
Distance: 2.6 km
Track category: Tramping track

This track allows for a circuit walk from Flora car park. It climbs through beech forest and alpine scrub, and provides views over Arthur Range and Tasman Bay.

Getting there

Flora car park is 75 km from Nelson and 36 km from Motueka.

The Motueka Valley Highway links Nelson and Motueka. Turn off this road at Ngātīmoti and cross the Motueka River. Turn left onto Motueka River West Bank Road, then right into Graham Valley Road, which climbs steeply to the car park. The last 5.8 km is unsealed and turning a vehicle on the road can be difficult. 4WD is recommended at all times of the year.

Contacts

Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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