A beautiful 3-4 day hike through Mt Richmond Forest Park.

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Description

This popular hut-to-hut hike follows the Pelorus River, taking you through dense beech and podocarp forests in the thriving Mt Richmond Forest Park.

From the trail’s beginning (Pelorus Bridge) to the end (Hacket Junction) you will have experienced 3-4 days of hard tramping including a steep climb up to The Rocks (939m).

Above the green forests, you will see several rocky "island" peaks poking out.

This is the Richmond Range, an irregular mountainous ridge reaching over 1700m, and the backbone of the Mt.

Richmond Forest Park.

The Pelorus Track forms part of the Te Arora long-distance hiking trail.

Another excellent multi-day hike along the Te Arora is the Queen Charlotte Track, which you can find out more about [here.](https://fatmap.com/routeid/39237/Queen_Charlotte_Track/@-39.1173433,175.6004588,10336.9204678,-28.2101364,0,1217.8224612,normal) **Sources** https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/marlborough/places/mount-richmond-forest-park/things-to-do/tracks/pelorus-track/ https://www.teararoa.org.nz/nelsonmarlborough/pelorus-track/