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Centre of New Zealand

Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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A challenging up-hill hike in Nelson

It is a more demanding hike than we expected, but it is definitely worth it, if you get to the top... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark G
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New York City, New York
Awesome views from the Centre of New Zealand!

We love bringing family and friends on this beautiful uphill walk. The reward is spectacular views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dr_fishguy
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Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Average5%
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“great walk” (35 reviews)
“new zealand” (122 reviews)
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Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a more demanding hike than we expected, but it is definitely worth it, if you get to the top. The guide book we used said 20 minutes, but it was more like 35-40 and uphill, sometimes steep. The views from above, though, are...More

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love bringing family and friends on this beautiful uphill walk. The reward is spectacular views from all directions - bay, ocean, mountains, hills...We have even seen people with strollers tackling this walk, so be sure to add this site to your visit to Nelson....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up this fairly steep but well-maintained trail to the "centre of New Zealand". The views in all directions was quite spectacular, included the southern Alps in the distance, the harbor in Nelson, the town itself, as well as the lush, green inland views....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite an uphill hike at some points but it was pretty quick. Great views at the top. If you have time and a bit of energy, I would recommend this!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The geographical centre of NZ is apparantly 30 kms away, but don't let facts get in the way of a great view. A really pleasant walk up - as ;ong as you have reasonable fitness. Close enough to the city centre to reward yourself with...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Nice place to spend about 1 hour.. 20 mint to go on top and 15 to come back. The rest you can stay on top. Walk is nice. View of all near towns is good...sea view is also great. Fresh air and environment.

Thank Kuljeet H
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Great short walk for an awesome view. Good for all abilities. Looks steep and it is but the view is worth it.

Thank Fleur L
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The centre of New Zealand - not sure I'm convinced! Quite a steep walk up, but the views are fabulous when you get there and the bonus.... it's all down hill from the top!

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband had heard about the monument for the centre of New Zealand in Nelson and wanted to visit. We hadn’t anticipated the steep hill walk, but it was no more than 20 mins of walking to get to the top. Once up...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a relatively easy walk uphill to get a very nice view over Nelson. Although it’s quite steep nobody should have troubles walking this track

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MrsKUT
23 January 2018|
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Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
I walked from the centre of town along the riverbank to the start of the hill to The Centre of New Zealand. Did not see a car park nearer the hill. It is a pleasant walk from town taking about 40 minutes. It took a further... More
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