Pelorus Track

Pelorus Track

Mount / Mt Richmond Forest Park


7 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

3 Pelorus

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Time: 3-4 days one way


Feature Value Info


South IslandMarlboroughPelorus


  • Walking
  • Free


Kristyna Mokrackoua's avatar

Kristyna Mokrackoua

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

The track was amazing - did one day walk along the river - it was a big adventure as you are far away from the people and you can experience pure New Zealand and the river is so beautiful!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Stella and Merle


Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walkways and a wonderful swimming spot! Hope it stays off the beaten track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

Great stop on your way to Nelson for a jump in the river. Crystal clear water, deep so you can jump off the rocks. Stop at the picnic place 'Pelorus Bridge' and take the path down.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Louise Ryan


Ranking: 10/10

Deep green, crystal clear waters, the sound of a thousand cicadas singing, completely deserted and giant rock to dive off.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Andy Burfoot


Ranking: 9/10

Nice walking track that leads you to two secluded, peaceful waterfalls. Great walk to go relax for a couple of hours.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

You can swim in the river! The water is super clear and really nice (but not very warm).

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Rebecca Luke

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A great track and did not see anyone else. Emerald Bridge pool was stunning - a great spot for a dip!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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