Knapps Boulder Bank Walk – 10 March 2019


The 10th Annual Boulder Bank Walk is on 10 March 2019

Nelson's Boulder Bank and lighthouse

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 noteThe 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: 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.

Like “Nelson West Rotary” on Facebook for updates on tickets, special features and weather.

Project for Youth Nelson

Youth Nelson enjoying their renovated rooms.

Youth Nelson enjoying their renovated rooms.

Nelson West recently joined forces with the Rotary Clubs of Nelson and Rutherford Nelson to secure a Rotary Foundation grant to renovate the facilities of Youth Nelson. This organisation provides alternative education to teenagers who have been unsuccessful in mainstream education, with them aim of helping them return to school or prepare them for further training or employment.

Getting ready to paint

Getting ready to paint

bookshelf after renovation

bookshelf after renovation

Each club contributed $750 and together the clubs obtained a matching District Grant from the Rotary Foundation, which paid for painting supplies and new furniture. A team of Rotarians then spent four days in October giving the Youth Nelson rooms a complete makeover. The photos tell the story.


Rotarians at work painting

Rotarians at work

Study area after renovation

Study area