Mt Richmond, Northbank walking tracks
Onamalutu Scenic Reserve
In this reserve various short walks wind through the forest by the river. Open grassed areas are ideal for overnight camping, games and picnics.
The Riverside Walk (Top Valley)
Time: 2 hr 30 min return
This walk follows an old gold miners’ track. You will see old gold tailings and the historic battery site of the Wellington mine.
Forks Walk (Top Valley)
Time: 1 hr 30 min return
This track leads to Whiteheads Clearing, where there are stacked river stones from the mining era. From here, a marked route climbs to Old Man Hut (4 hours).
The northbank of Wairau River provides access to Mt Richmond Forest Park.
To get to this part of the forest park, turn off State Highway 6, just north of the Wairau River Bridge, 16 km from Blenheim.
There is no scheduled public transport available.
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