Kaituna Track

Kaituna Track




2 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

29 Walking

2 Golden Bay


Time: 8-9 hr or shorter walks from 20 min to 2 hr

The Kaituna Track is the perfect walk for families, and people keen on experiencing New Zealand's native forest. This place has had a lot of possum control over the past few years and as a result the native birds such as wood pigeons, tuis and fantails are once again becoming very abundant.

You can follow the track through to the Westhaven Inlet on the West Coast (an 8 hour tramp) but most people prefer to walk only to the site of the old Kaituna gold workings - lots of reminants are still there (20mins) or on to the river forks - an easy 3 hour return mission.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


  • Walking
  • Free



Ellen Holmgren's avatar

Ellen Holmgren


Ranking: 10/10

Good and challenging track that takes you through forest and open views close to Knuckle Hill. Steep first few hours, well marked route.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Mike Howe's avatar

Mike Howe

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk with remnants of historic gold mining operations to check out.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2009