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Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve Walks

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve offers numerous tracks, taking you through ancient forest and to the edge of the beautiful Pelorus River. Many of the tracks are wide and gentle, built to a standard suitable for wheelchairs. Beyond these paths, and across the Rai swing bridge there are several other tracks.

  • Nelson Tasman X Roady (Pelorus Bridge) (24 Of 46)
  • Nelson Tasman X Roady (Pelorus Bridge) (24 Of 24)
  • Palorus Bridge (2 Of 28)

Tawa Walk | 30 min loop
An easy walk-through native forest to explore ancient river terraces. 

Totara Walk | 30 min
See a giant totara tree amongst native forest.

River Access | 5 min

Circle Walk | 45 min loop
Wheelchair accessible up until the swing bridge. Spectacular forest walk with views of the Pelorus River.

Daltons Track | 3 hr return
Part of the Te Araroa Trail, follow the river across farmland.

Elvy Waterfalls Track | 2 hr return
See two waterfalls that feed into the Pelorus River. Stream crossing required.

Trig K Track | 4 hr return


5 minutes to 4 hours


Easy to moderate


The reserve is located between Blenheim and Nelson along SH6. From Havelock, drive 15 minutes towards Nelson on SH6 to Pelorus Bridge. Park either side of the road just before the bridge.


Campground, cafe, kayak tours, toilets, parking

Conditions & closures