Cable Bay (Rotokura in Maori) is a bay and a small tranquil settlement beside Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island. This tranquil cove, with a unique slice of New Zealand history is the perfect place to visit for a peaceful experience. Although close to Nelson, it feels as though you’re miles away.
It’s a popular 7km (3-4 hour) walk that starts right the Nest here in Cable Bay and ends up in the neighbouring coastal community of Glenduan. It features a diverse range of terrain and scenery ranging from beautiful coastal views to lush native forest. Parts are steep and a reasonable level of fitness level and sturdy shoes are recommended.
The walk can be done in either direction and, unless you want to walk both directions, transportation is required to get from one end back to the other. Cable Bay Nest can provide transportation for our guests. We can pick you up in Glenduan at the end of your walk or, alternatively, drop you off in Glenduan for the start of your walk and you can walk back to your Cable Bay Nest!
Contact us to arrange transportation for the Cable Bay Walkway
Note: The Cable Bay Walkway passes through private farmland and closes annually for lambing 1st August – 10th October. It may also close temporarily during periods of high fire risk. Check the Department of Conservation’s website for further details.
Pepin Island is located at the end of the shingle causeway. It is named after explorer Jules d’Urville’s wife, Adèle Pépin. Pepin Island is privately owned and access is limited to special public open days.
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