55 - Tosswill Reserve Walk

This walk winds along the side of the Tahunanui hills taking in views of the Waimea Estuary and Tahunanui Beach.


Time: 45 - 70 minutes

Area: Tahunanui hills

Start Location: The Tosswill Reserve beside the Tahuna Bowling Club on Tahunanui Drive.

Download the Tosswill Reserve Walk map (79KB PDF)

Route directions

Walk up through the reserve taking the narrower concrete track of the two tracks up the hill. At the top turn right into Tosswill Road, right into Chamberlain Street and then left into Rangiora Terrace. Enjoy the views of the Nelson Golf Course and the Tahunanui Beach Reserve. At the end, turn left into Tamaki Street and right into Tosswill Road. Continue around the road (which turns into Stansell Avenue) to Paddy's Knob and enjoy the views from the viewing platform with interpretive panels of the region's features.

Leave Paddy's Knob* and continue along to Moana Avenue up the hill.

Just before Moncrieff Avenue, take Days Track down to Rocks Road - this section of Days Track is in two parts, the first going as far as Grenville Terrace with the second starting about 15 metres to the right.

At the bottom turn left into Rocks Road and continue along Tahunanui Drive past the shops and back to the Tosswill Reserve. If you've got children with you remember to stop at the Lions Playground beside the beach.

Options: *An alternative route is to take the walking track from Paddy's Knob lookout to Champion Terrace and down to Tahunanui Drive and back to the Tosswill Reserve.