Pricing and Conditions

Adult $11.00 - $19.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$6.50 - $11.00
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Tours are available at different rates.

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Guided walks available Sunday mornings - must be pre-booked through Glowworm night tours available during winter months - must be pre-booked through

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Passing through the gates into the hidden valleys of Waimārama, it's hard to believe you are just 5km by road from Nelson city centre (easily accessed by bike, car or public transport). Of environmental and historical significance to the region, the Sanctuary offers 15kms of public walking tracks ranging from established and easy to more demanding (yet very rewarding). Knowledgeable Visitor Centre hosts can help you decide where to explore, depending on how long you have and your fitness level. Engage, immerse and connect with the restoration of our local and national ecosystems: there is so much to observe along the way, both large and impressive and tiny yet extraordinary.

Opening times

Business hours:
Opening times vary, open Fri-Sat-Sun year round - check website for details.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


651 Brook Street, Nelson, Nelson Central, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
25-30 minutes' drive from Nelson Airport.
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Bus stops at entrance to the Brook Reserve; the Sanctuary gate is approx 500 metres further on.
decisions Proximity to town:
5 km to central Nelson. Good road access plus on bus route.

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