FOREST CLOSURE: Golden Downs Forest – Public are advised that Olivers Road within the Golden Downs Forest will be CLOSED on Sunday 30th July for a Nelson Car Club motorsport event. Access to Olivers Road will be controlled by Nelson Car Club Marshalls.
Hori Bay Road is temporarily closed until further notice due to storm damage causing unsafe road conditions.
Mt Duppa (Hippolite Road) is closed until further notice due to logging operations.
Information on other public easement roads through Nelson Forests Ltd land to the Conservation Estate is available on the Department of Conservation website
Hunting season for 2017 is planned from 14th April to 24th September.
Applications available from BG Security or refer below Permits.
You will need a permit for any access to the forest. You can apply for a permit HERE
Please send this application along with the payment to the following address:
BG Security Ltd
PO Box 2243, Stoke
Ph 03 543 8746
For those Nelson Management Employees, Contractors and members of the Public with current access permits please remember to take care in the forest and always abide by your permit conditions.
What you can do in the forest
For many individuals and groups the forest provides a perfect place for their recreational activities. Most of the activities take place in the forest during the winter months, April to September and an access permit is required.
Here’s just some of the activity in the forests
– Motorsport – rally, off road and hill climb events
– Tramping and walking
– Horse riding
– Motorbike challenges
– Possum trapping
– Army exercises
– Mountain biking