Best trails in Motueka, Nelson-Tasman

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Looking for a great trail near Motueka, Nelson-Tasman? AllTrails has 12 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Abel Tasman National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Nelson Botanical Reserve or Aorere Goldfields Conservation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Motueka ranging from 3.4 to 26 miles and from 22 to 721 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Motueka, Nelson-Tasman
Top trails (12)
#1 - Yellow Point via Abel Tasman Coastal Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 2 m
Great trail. Amazing when its lightly raining. Running or hiking is great. Visit the little coves along the way for some spectacular beaches.Show more
#2 - Mount Arthur
Kahurangi National Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 6 h 20 m
Keep an eye out on weather before heading to the summit Mount Arthur. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/nelson-tasman/places/kahurangi-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/mount-arthur-summit/Show more
#3 - Pupu Springs
Kahurangi National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 51 m
#4 - Cleopatra’s Pool via Coastal Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 16.8 mi • Est. 8 h 45 m
#5 - Pitt Head Lookout via Te Pukatea Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 26 m
This track begins at the Te Pukatea Bay campsite via boat-in access. There is no driving access Show more
#6 - Abel Tasman Coast Track
Motueka, Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand
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Length: 26.0 mi • Est. Multi-day
#7 - Holyoaks Clearing Shelter and Akserson Bay Loop
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 15.0 mi • Est. 8 h 30 m
#8 - Observation Beach via Abel Tasman Coastal Track
Abel Tasman National Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 6 h
#9 - Easy Rider, Cruise Control, and Glade Runner Loop
Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park
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Length: 3.7 mi
Loop in Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park for mountain biking onlyShow more
#10 - Ellis Hut via Ellis Basin Route
Kahurangi National Park
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 8 h 8 m
Note: Graham Valley Road, to the Mount Arthur area, is steep and narrow. Accessing the road in winter, without chains, is not recommended. Check with the DOC on weather conditions before proceeding. This track offers views of Ellis Basin, follows the Ellis River, and ends up Ellis Hut. The hut is a standard 6-bunk hut with a first-come first-serve policy. Show more
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