The Grove Canyon Walk
|Location: Top end of the South Island Nelson|
|Nearest Town: Takaka|
|Nearest City: Nelson|
|Length of tramp: 300m|
|Time needed: 20 Minutes|
|Route: Double Back|
|Elevation: 31m To 55m|
|Wet Feet: No|
|Mobile phone coverage: No|
|Date this tramp was last walked: 2007|
|Track quality: Average, Some mud after light rain.
|Shops/restaurants: In Takaka
|Petrol station: In Takaka|
|Hazards: Slipping over in the mud.
Before you drive in to the town of Takaka, turn right on to Motupipi St. At 1.1Km turn right on to Able Tasman Drive. Yes the same road that takes you out to Able Tasman national park. At 9.4 Km you should be approaching Clifton township.Turn right on to Clifton Rd, drive 260 M turn to the right, and then hard left on to Rockland Rd. now as you drive around the corner 50M away is the car park. Not a flash car park but it will do.
|Camping on track: No|
|Track highlights: NZ Rata and pohutukawa trees growing on top of Large slabs Lime stone rock. the Grove Scenic Reserve is a program to save the NZ Rata and pohutukawa trees.
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Detailed track description for
The Grove Canyon Walk:
The Grove Canyon Walk - Start
There is a picnic area to the left of the car park, the day we were there the area was a mess.
The walk in to the raven was quite eerie, As you walk around a corner, you expect to bump in to sabre tooth tiger.
Surely this area must date back a few thousands of years.
The Grove Canyon Walk - 2
When you walk out on to the look out, it was like another world.
If you look true north farewell Spit is only 34 km away