Nelson Boulder Bank
Image: 3moreporkphotography | ©



This 8 km walk follows an internationally renowned natural spit of boulders.

Walking and tramping

2-3 hr one way Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

15 August to end of February:

  • Dogs are prohibited from the western 4 km of the Boulder Bank to protect nesting shorebirds.

Dog access


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
Address Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
1/37 Halifax Street
Nelson 7010
Hours See visitor centre hours
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