Walking the Queen Charlotte Track in Marlborough. Copyright Destination Marlborough
  • Te Araroa Trail

    Welcome to the South Island

  • Queen Charlotte Track

    1 of NZ's iconic walks

  • Short walks

    Plenty to choose from

  • Heritage walks

    Walk through historic sites



Get to know Marlborough step by step, via walking tracks to alpine peaks, golden trails on working farms and native bush walks in the Marlborough Sounds.

Marlborough walks can be as challenging as Mount Tapuae-o-Uenuku, as beautiful as the Queen Charlotte Track and as relaxing as the Taylor River reserve.

Whether you’re hiking for a day or a week, staying in a tent, hut or lodge, you’ll love the pace of Marlborough.

Start planning your walk with New Zealand Mountain Safety Councils Plan my Walk app. An awesome app that provides you with useful information of particular tracks, alerts, weather and what gear you will need. Click here to check it out

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.

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

(map sourced from DOC)


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

Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve Walks map

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