Kaituna Forks river crossing
Image: Uta Purcell | DOC



Beautiful native forest and gold-mining relics are the main attractions of the Kaituna Valley. To walk the whole track takes 8-9 hours, or there are shorter walks from 20 minutes to 2 hours.

Walking and tramping

8-9 hr or shorter walks from 20 min to 2 hr Expert: Route

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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