Approximately 60% of the Tasman District Council is conservation estate. This is largely forested mountainous terrain in the three national parks Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman. There are a great number of tramping options from less than an hour to multi day excursions.
The Top of the South Maps website shows tramping tracks in the Tasman / Nelson region. Tramping tracks are shown in yellow, casual walking tracks are shown in lime green.
The Department of Conservation (DoC) has publications and maps for the tracks and walks in the Tasman District. These are available for purchase at DoC offices or via the following website link.
For further information contact the local Department of Conservation office
Nelson Regional Visitor CentreAddress: Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa, 79 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone: 03 546 9339
Fax: 03 546 9612
Motueka Area OfficeAddress: Cnr King Edward & High Streets, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
Phone: 03 528 1810
Fax: 03 528 1811
Golden Bay Area OfficeAddress: 62 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110, New Zealand
Phone: 03 525 8026
Fax: 03 525 8444
Nelson Lakes Visitor CentreAddress: View Road, St Arnaud, New Zealand
Phone: 03 521 1806
Fax: 03 521 1896