Walking & Cycling

The Tasman District has the climate and environment to encourage walking and cycling for transport and recreation. There are several sources of information to help you choose an active transport option.

Walking and Cycling Maps

The 'Get Moving' maps below are designed to encourage the Richmond, Ruby Coast and Motueka communities to walk or cycle for short trips. The maps show walk and cycle paths that link the town between streets and via parks, as well as information on the facilities and key destinations.

Richmond Hills Walking and Cycling


Find out where to cycle in the Tasman District and get information about cycling events.

Mountain Biking Trails

Find out where you can mountain bike, a club you can join, and the mountain bikers' code.

Shared Pathways

Information on how to best use shared pathways.

Tasman's Great Taste Trail

Get a map of Tasman's Great Taste Trail and read the history of this cycleway project.

Tramping Tracks

Find out where to get information about tramping tracks in the Tasman District.

Walking Tracks

Find out where to get information about walks in the Tasman District.

Get Moving - Get Walking Get Running Get Cycling

Get Moving is an Active Communities project supported by Sport NZ, Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board and Sport Tasman.

Get Moving wants to help and encourage everyone to enjoy the many opportunities we have to get out on the pavements, tracks and trails. Whether you are doing it with friends, family or as an individual and whether you are having a go for the first time, re-discovering, or extending your skills in an activity you already do. 

The Get Moving Website lists events for all abilities to take part, groups that provide social support and some tips on getting started.   

Have a look at the Get Moving website - www.get-moving.org.nz

Top of the South Maps

The Top of the South Maps website shows walking and cycling trails in the Tasman/Nelson region.

Launch Top of the South Maps website

Related Links

Further Information

For further information about walking and cycling in Tasman contact Mike Tasman-Jones - Community and Recreation Advisor, Tasman District Council