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Mt. Campbell Climb, Tasman

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Mt. Campbell ClimbBeginner - Intermediate

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Tasman and Nelson


Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands

Beginner - Intermediate

4:00 (Slow)
3:00 (Moderate)
2:00 (Fast)



It is mainly graded gravel 4WD road all the way to the top. Some rugged parts with loose heavy stone on the 4WD track.

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The bottom 6k from the main road are fairly straightforward incline, the remaining 8k are very steep in many places. It's a pretty easy to follow route. There is a gate to pass through that contains a number to call for access (021 438120 or 03 547 8840 - but this is best done in advance).

It is possible to drive up this road to shorten the trek but would recommend a 4WD or very sturdy car as it is steep. One section nearer the top I was told to take a left but I thought that looked pretty obvious.

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Features of interest

The prominence of Mt Campbell allows amazing views east across Tasman Bay, north into Golden Bay and west toward the Tasman Mountains. There is a large transmission tower at the top.

Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 0%

Easy Single Track: 0%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 60%

Gravel Road: 40%

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  • Access

    Not far from the Alexander Bluff bridge. Parking available on Motueka River West Bank Rd at Annie's Park across from Rocky River Road.

    Not aware of any public transport but there is a small area for parking across from the entrance to Rocky River Road.

    10 km

    10 minutes


    Name: NL & CE Warnsley
    Telephone: 021 438120

  • Staying Safe


    Perfect throughout.

    Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    Not sure that any of the ford crossings are safe to drink. Best to carry your own supply.

    It would be very muddy after rain, it is very exposed at the top and can be quite windy and cold. There was a notice saying the fords could be difficult to pass in a 2wd drive car so assume they could be high after a rain.

    Just your usual loose stone

  • Post run indulgence

    Toad Hall
    Excellent food and coffee, nice venue with a little green grocer market

    Riverside Cafe
    Great food and coffee and nice setting.

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