The 10th Annual Boulder Bank Walk is on 10 March 2019
Nelson’s Boulder Bank and lighthouse
This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of this iconic Nelson outing. Weather was brilliant and everyone had a fantastic day.
[Please note: The following describes the 2019 event – when we post details for 2020, there will be a link on our home page and also details on Facebook.]
This is a great event for the family – although very young ones would need to be carried. We take you from Wakefield Quay by bus to the end of Boulder Bank Drive, you walk the 9 km back to the Cut, and we bring you back by boat. Along the way you can go by the baches (owners have been known to offer you a cuppa and give you a peek inside), go up to the top of the lighthouse, listen to speakers on the history of ‘the Bank’ and see Nelson from a different perspective. We also have a barbecue going at the lighthouse so you don’t get too hungry–be sure to bring some cash to buy something to eat.
The walk is sponsored once again by Knapps Lawyers and TSB Bank, Nelson, and we welcome Stoke Garden & Landscapes as a new silver sponsor.
Buses depart from Guyton’s carpark on Wakefield Quay at 8:15, 9:00 and 9:45 am. The “boat-both-ways” option is available at 10:45 and 11:15. Some tickets will likely be available on the day, but best to get tickets in advance to get the departure time you want. In any case, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior, and allow extra time if parking your car (Guyton’s carpark is P120, so not suitable).
Tickets are $26 for adults, $16 for children (under 14). Tickets for Boat-Both-Ways option are $31 and $19. Tickets are available online at:
https://www.trybooking.co.nz/ search for “Boulder Bank Walk”
Tickets can also be purchased at TSB Bank, Trafalgar St, Nelson.
We sometimes have a few tickets available on the day of the walk. Be sure to bring sunscreen, a parka, sturdy shoes, water bottle and a hat.
In the event of bad weather, the postponement date is 17 March. Refunds will be available for ticketholders who cannot attend on that date.
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