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Tahuna Trails, Nelson

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Submitted by Ben Wallbank

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Tasman and Nelson


Urban fringe


Undulating, small hills only

Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops


1:30 (Slow)
1:15 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



Current Status: Part of Days Track currently closed.

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This run can be mixed around to do the ups, down, the downs, up and just about everything in between to make these hilly city routes more fun!

Start at Tahuna Beach and run towards Nelson for a few hundred meters until you see the sign for Days Track. Here you start a cool staircase climb up to Princess Drive. Go straight over and down Toi Toi street, and take the first right onto Montreal Road. At the end of this, another trail begins over fields and a stunning city ridgeline towards Bobs Track.

Here you can choose to run down the zigzags to Emano St, taking a hard right at the bottom and climbing the steep track to Observatory Terrace, or, continue past the zigzags and come out at the top of Pipers Park/Bobs Track onto Princess Drive. Continue on Princess Drive, turning left onto Observatory Terrace and going down the steep track we just talked about. This time, at the bottom, take a hard left and ascend the zigzags up to Princess Drive.

From here weave your way downhill back to Tahunanui Drive and the beach, or take a detour left and test your metal on the Tamaki Steps.

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Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 0%

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 25%

Gravel Road: 10%

Sealed Road: 40%

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  • Access

    Start anywhere at Tahunanui Beach, Nelson. There's plenty of parking available.

    5 km

    8 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Perfect throughout.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    Water at the top of Tamaki Steps on Princess Drive.


  • Post run indulgence

    Raglan Roast
    Opposite the beach
    Amazing coffee.....and beanbags, you always need beanbags

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