Mt Richmond, Northbank walking tracks
Access road closed
The access roads from Northbank Road are closed due to fire danger, until further notice.
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.
A permit is required - contact DOC South Marlborough, ph: +64 3 572 9100. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Dog access in South Marlborough
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