“NELSON FORESTS LTD FORESTS are closed to everyone including current permit holders until further notice. The ONLY exception are Bee Keepers who are an essential service. We ask that people respect the Forest Closure in support of reducing non-essential movement under a Level 4 response to COVID-19. Those found to be in breach shall have permits cancelled and have their details forwarded to the Police.”
ALL NELSON & MARLBOROUGH FORESTS: access is CLOSED due to COVID-19 Government directive until further notice
HORI BAY EASEMENT: is CLOSED due to COVID-19 Government directive until further notice
MT DUPPA – Hippolite Rd/Bladebone Rd EASEMENT: is CLOSED due to COVID-19 Government directive until further notice
MOTUEKA GORGE EASEMENT: is CLOSED due to COVID-19 Government directive until further notice
WAI-ITI RD/INWOODS LOOKOUT: easement access is CLOSED due to fallen trees blocking the road.
OLIVERS ROAD – GOLDEN DOWNS: Access to Coronation Forest closed due to active Forestry operations. No public access until further notice.
GOLDEN DOWNS between ELVY’S RD and BIG BUSH ROAD: Public access between these roads is closed due to active Harvesting & Engineering operations. No public access for the period : 12 Dec 2019 – 30 Apr 2020
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 is closed until further notice (April 2020).
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