Best kid friendly trails in Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Nelson-Tasman with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of kid friendly trails in Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand
Top trails (16)
#1 - Wainui Falls Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
This is a cool easy walk to the beautiful Wainui falls. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/nelson-tasman/places/abel-tasman-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/wainui-falls-track/Show more
#2 - Te Waikopopupu Springs
Takaka, Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
#3 - Lake Rotoiti Circuit
Nelson Lakes National Park
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Length: 18.0 mi • Est. 8 h 13 m
The Lake Rotoiti Circuit links the Lakehead Track on the eastern shores with the Lakeside Track on the western shores and the Brunner Peninsula Nature Walk, around Lake Rotoiti. There are multiple places to step off the track, which is mainly forested, onto the river's edge for a picturesque lunchstop. The scenery is just stunning. It is possible to complete the circuit in a day if you start early. The track is mainly dirt with leaf debris and the occasional rock. There is only one steep area, heading clockwise up to Mt Robert Road, otherwise it is an essentially flat circuit. At the base of the lake, where the Traver's River runs down into it, there is Lakehead Hut. By carefully completing a river crossing, or by heading further up the river to a swing bridge and then heading back to the lake (an extra 3hrs), you'll get to Coldwater Hut. Whisky Falls is well worth the 500m extra side trip. There are small ferries that cross the lake connecting Kerr Bay with Lakehead jetty, Coldwater jetty & Whisky Falls jetty.Show more
#4 - Pupu Springs
Kahurangi National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
#5 - Wharariki Beach via Wharariki Road
Collingwood, Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
#6 - Tinline Campsite and Tinline Bay
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
#7 - The Grove Trail
Takaka, Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 10 m
#8 - Wharariki Beach Trail
Collingwood, Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
#9 - Wainui Bay Taupo Point
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Walking along the beach includes some rocky sections so proper footwear is recommended.Show more
#10 - Maitai River Walk
Nelson, Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
The walkway can be accessed at numerous points throughout Nelson. Millers Acre and Riverside Pool are good starting points. The track passes through urban and natural settings and has many swimming holes and picnic spots along the path. Show more
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