We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (355)
All photos (355)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Contact
Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Website
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Nelson
from $32.46
More Info
from $64.24
More Info
from $57.48
More Info
Reviews (764)
Filter reviews
701 results
Traveler rating
375
287
35
4
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
375
287
35
4
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews steep walk great walk new zealand worth the climb well worth the effort takes about minutes short hike up hill awesome views botanical reserve take your time nelson city enjoyable walk tasman bay botanical gardens sunny day founders park
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 701 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

This walk gives you a view of the bay from the top. Nothing spectacular. I suggest you walk up from the Botanical Garden side of the hill. You share the other side with mountain bikers and is quite a rough walking surface

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank old_brewster
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As it was a lovely sunny day we decided to walk to the centre of New Zealand. The walk is quite steep at times but not too far so didn’t take long. It was very busy when we got to the top with tourists taking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gernita24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It takes around 20min to go up, regarding if you are use to walk or not. Nice view at the top of the city and the see.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank maxyne13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Because where else can you see such glorious views from left to right. The walk up was easy and so pleasant. Loved it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pjmartyleigh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a pretty steep climb to make it to the centre of New Zealand, but it has a lovely view at the top. It is a walk with nature. No tacky souvenir shops around.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gayemas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

from our motel round trip 2 hrs a nice walk hard up hill for 20 mins but stunning view on top around the city then other walks available which we did through the forest fires which happened in february some houses were lucky

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robby14789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely and popular walk . The walk up gets you going but once at the top very worth it, it was a nice day and views were great, a nice walk near the town if short on time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sandycarol2018
Reviewed March 20, 2019

As a Nelson resident for 4 1/2 months each year I have been going up the Centre of N.Z. for many years now since it provides the exercise I need as an 85 year old. It only takes 25 minutes to get a magnificent view...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tim S
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

If you’re in Nelson then it’s totally worth the walk to the geographic centre of New Zealand. It’s about 20-30 minutes steep but fully patched walkway to the top & the view is spectacular.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Diversions
Reviewed March 10, 2019

If you want to see Nelson and the bay, head up here. Always popular a real Nelson treasure. Minutes from the city centre. Go on, go for it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Furybears
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 nearby hotels
Paradiso Apartments
79 reviews
.29 miles away
Cedar Grove Motor Lodge
227 reviews
.55 miles away
Delorenzos Studio Apartments
499 reviews
.55 miles away
Trailways Hotel Nelson
624 reviews
.56 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 217 nearby restaurants
The Indian Cafe Nelson
809 reviews
.46 miles away
The Free House Inn
99 reviews
.42 miles away
Comida
143 reviews
.46 miles away
Suter Art Gallery Cafe
148 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 148 nearby attractions
Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
200 reviews
.53 miles away
Queen's Gardens
268 reviews
.45 miles away
Christ Church Cathedral
322 reviews
.16 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
MrsKUT
January 22, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
I walked from the centre of town along the riverbank to the start of the hill to The Centre of New Zealand. Did not see a car park nearer the hill. It is a pleasant walk from town taking about 40 minutes. It took a further... More
2
Votes