The Boulder Bank

The Boulder Bank, Tasman: Address, The Boulder Bank Reviews: 4/5

The Boulder Bank
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geeswayne
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand57 contributions
Feb 2020
We left from Wakefield Quay and caught The Ferry across to Boulder Bank and were given the key to go inside to the top. Lovely views all around and it was a good walk on the large stones to the lighthouse and onto the old baches on the beach before our pick up by The Ferry and return trip to the Quay. A lot of history to read about on Wakefield Quay. Well worth the visit.
Written March 5, 2020
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Sheree C
New Zealand86 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Nice long walk by a beautiful clear ocean. Bit tough of the ankles but worth going on the hike. good views of nelson and the hills over tasman national park.
Written October 14, 2018
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Stormpipes
auckland189 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Nice short drive to the boulder bank, lovely on a sunny day and great views looking back to Nelson and the surrounding hills
Written July 26, 2017
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AliGoatLady
Tasman, New Zealand102 contributions
May 2020
The Boulder Bank is an interesting stroll out along a natural break water. We didn't go the whole length, but may go back one day.
Written November 7, 2020
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Angela F
Nelson, New Zealand89 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Walking the Boulder Bank from the eastern end, accessed by driving to Glenduan, is an interesting and energetic expedition. Views back across the estuary towards the hills and city are stunning on a fine day. However, the track is roughly formed over boulders and requires very good footwear, at the very least solid walking or running shoes, and good balance. Watching your feet while walking means that the view is downwards a lot of the time, especially once you get about 20 minutes along the Boulder Bank. The sea shore is not visible from the track either, so you need to walk up and over to see and enjoy it. Take water if you are planning a long walk, and in the summer a hat and sunscreen as the track is very exposed. Despite these issues, the Boulder Bank walk is unique and at least a little bit of it should be done by all visitors to Nelson.
Written June 15, 2018
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Lee B
Invercargill, New Zealand31 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
The boulder bank offers great views and if you are a geology buff, it is a good place to visit as you can see the source of the rocks that from the boulder bank. Its a nice easy walk but make sure you have water with you.
Written April 6, 2017
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Saffron
Nelson, New Zealand84 contributions
Jan 2016 • Business
Had a great walk along the boulder bank. Got dropped over by charter boat from near The surf rescue building. Walked along the boulder bank, had a picnic lunch halfway along then onto the lighthouse, which had been opened up for us to enjoy the amazing views from here, then a short wait for the boat to pick us up and deliverus back to the departure area. Good sturdy footwear is a must for walking a long the boulder bank.
Written December 29, 2016
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Miriam G
Motueka, New Zealand66 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
The cars line up, and people of all ages that can walk on the beach, enjoy walking sitting, building with the stones, looking across the bay at the beautiful scenery. Tranquility. And there are public toilets there.
Written December 20, 2016
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Sue C
Auckland, New Zealand64 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
We were on a holiday break, driving around the Nelson area and out of curiosity, ventured up a slightly rough side road after seeing a sign 'Boulder Bank'. Glad we went there-we were fascinated to learn that it was formed naturally.
Written October 12, 2016
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Paul H
Singapore, Singapore124 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
The Boulder Bank (in capital letters because that is the proper name of the feature) is a linear deposit of small to medium-sized boulders (granodiorite for the geologists out there) that extends for more than 10 km on the southeastern part of Tasman Bay. It separates Nelson Haven, and harbor, from Tasman Bay. The Boulder Bank can be easily seen from the city, but access to it requires a boat or on foot from Boulder Bank Drive to the north of the city. It is worth the trip because this feature is so interesting and you can stand on the top of the narrow bank (10 meters wide) and get two every different ocean conditions. There is amazing bird life to be seen and on the east side of Boulder Bank Drive there are wetlands which are large and are full of birds and interesting plants. It is an easy escape from the city without actually going more than 10 km away. The views are fantastic in all directions.
Written May 12, 2016
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