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The Grove Canyon Walk

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This is a short walk into a  quite eerie raven, there is a picnic area to the left of the car park

Quick Facts

        • Location: Top end of the South Island Nelson
        • Distance: 0.30 kms
        • Time needed: 20 minutes
        • Difficulty: Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: Double back
        • Elevation: 300m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: No
        • Dogs: Yes
        • Mobile Coverage: No
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • 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.

  • Track Quality

    Average, Some mud after light rain.

  • Hazards

    Slipping over in the mud.

  • Transport


  • Water


  • Driving Instructions

    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.

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  • Map location of The Grove Canyon Walk

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: The Grove Canyon Walk – Start

The car park can be a little muddy after a light rain fall. 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.

Point 2: The Grove Canyon Walk

It had just stopped raining when we arrive at the grove. When we walked in to the raven, the rocks were still running with water, Water was running through the green silky moss that coved the raven walls. Is it alive? The clouds blocked out most of sun turning mid day in to evening, It was very eerie. 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

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14 Rocklands Road, Clifton 7183, New Zealand

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