34 - Murphy Street Tracks

In the heart of one of Nelson's older residential areas, walking tracks traverse the hills to provide a varied and interesting loop walk.


Time: 45 minutes

Area: Victory Square

Start Location: Victory Square, corner of St Vincent and Toi Toi streets.

Download the Murphy Street Tracks map (165KB PDF)

Route directions

Cross Toi Toi Street to walk up the last flat section of St Vincent Street to where the Railway Reserve begins, at Victory School. This takes you past the back of properties - some with enviable vegie gardens.

At Nelson Intermediate School, turn right up the concrete path - this is the Matipo Terrace Track. Glance back for a view down St Vincent Street to Nelson Haven. At the top of the track, head straight across Jenner Road, down what looks like a right of way, to the steps which lead into the zigzag downhill to Murphy Street.

Cross Murphy Street, and take the less formed grass track veering around uphill to the right. Walk along the hillside through the eucalypts, ignoring tracks on the right which lead to Orsman Crescent. You are heading to the playground and can choose a couple of options in getting there.

From the playground turn left down Murphy Street, past the block of flats which was once the old Baptist church. Take a right turn into Emano Street and carry on back to Victory Square.