Free tour

A HILL CLIMB! and views of beautiful Whakatū (Nelson)

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English
Guru: Zombi
Registered on March 08, 2023

Hi, I am originally from Wellington - a city which is wonderfully hilly and really really windy. Nelson is wonderfully hilly but not so windy so that´s why I live here; you can get vertical but not get blown around too much : ). I am 64 so if you want to go up a hill with me then it will be at a gentle pace. There are many hilly options around Nelson (and some mountainous ones too!) for great views and local companionship. One walk I do ends up at the beach, another ends up downtown - there are cafes!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

We will meet on The Broads playing feilds and walk up a hill (or a mountain) and catch some nice views of Whakatū (Nelson) and Tasman Bay.
I am 65 so if you want to go up a hill with me then it will be at only a moderate pace.

The walk will take us up 300 metres through the bush pathways of The Grampians Reserve to a viewing platform. There are lots of wild passionfruit and some beautiful kahikatea trees that are around 500 years old. The walk-up takes about an hour and there is a toilet at the top! (If you need it).
The views from the viewing platform are of Nelson City, Tasman Bay, and The Arthur and Pikikiruna Ranges - and another windy track (that's windy not windy ;^) leads us to downtown Nelson and cafes serving some of the best coffee on the planet! We will go at an easy pace. 

You should wear some good walking shoes, always bring water, and take a jacket if it's not sunny or a sunhat if it is.
Also; there are many hilly options around Nelson (and some mountainous ones too!) for great views and local companionship. One walk I do is a bit suburban (hilly though!) and ends up at the beach -where there are cafes! Another ends up downtown - where there are even more cafes!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    62A Tipahi Street, Nelson South, Nels...
    62A Tipahi Street, Nelson South, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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    Look for the mural ¨MANAAKI PONO KAIRANGI¨ This is where we will meet

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Ancient kauri tree

    here's an ancient tree to marvel

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Grampians Reserve Viewing Platform

    here's a viewing platform to view from

  • 3
    Outside visit
    A restful seat

    arguably any seat is good for a rest. It's up to you to make it restful (subjectively speaking)

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Fairfeild House

    There's a cafe there - and CAKE!

  • 5
    Outside visit
    The Broads Vanguard Street

    There's an amazing mural

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Dean 10 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
A fantastic walk, through great mountain and sea views, made even better by a friendly, knowledgable guide. We thoroughly recommend this walk and guide.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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