Beautiful morning outside Murchison

Introduction

The multitude of rivers in the area makes Murchison a white water playground and an angler's paradise. DOC also has a number of short and day walks in the area.

Highlights

With a population of approximately 750 people, Murchison has a museum, information centre, petrol station, and a wide variety of accommodation, several shops, hotels and cafés.

Find things to do and places to stay Murchison area

Along the Kahikatea Walk many forest-dwelling birds can be observed and heard, including bellbirds, tui, kereru, robins, fantails, silvereyes and kingfishers.

On Johnsons Creek Track robins, tui, tomtits, grey warblers and bellbirds are commonly heard and seen, with kaka, kakariki, shining cuckoo and long-tailed cuckoo heard at times.

There are many rivers that makes this area good for anglers.

There are many rivers in the area which you can raft on.

Contacts

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053
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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