LOCATION: Nelson, Northern end South Island
ALTITUDE CHANGE: 1,080m
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE HIKE: This walk climbs steadily through the beach forest to a height of over 1650 metres. Above the bush line (at 1400m), there are spectacular views from Parachute Rocks, which gained their name from a parachute-shaped gravel screen located just to the north. The ridge is reached at 1700m with spectacular views of the surrounding area: Wairau Valley, Mt. Richmond Forest Park, Kahurangi National Park, Buller Valley and Nelson Lakes National Park.
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