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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS
The Boulder Bank is a natural spit of boulders formed from the debris of landslips from the Mackay Bluffs, swept southwards by sea currents for 10,000 years. Māori camped on the bank and fished there. They used boulders from the bank — some up to 50kg — to hammer the rough forms of stone tools from quarries in the nearby hills. The 8km walk, from Boulder Bank Drive to The Cut at the end of Nelson Harbour, takes 2 to 3 hours one way. Sturdy shoes and (usually) warm clothing is required. From SH6, turn off at Boulder Bank Drive.