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The Nelson Photo News



Trampers' Paradise

Few areas in New Zealand are as well served with scenic beauty as the Nelson province, and yet many of our most beautiful spots are too little publicised. Thousands of visitors" come to Nelson each year, many of them to relax in the sun at Tahunanui Beach or at Kaiteriteri Beach or a host of other glorious holiday spots. But among the thousands are many who would like to tramp through some of the magnificent bush walks with which our province is so well endowed. We feel sure too that Nelson, as a tramper' s paradise, could lure many more visitors here if publicised effectively. To that end, we have published as our back and front covers this month colour pictures taken by Mr Jim Samuels, of the un-named falls close to the Hackett and Miner rivers. The tramp to this little scenic gem takes less than two hours from the road at the Roding River in Aniseed Valley - about 18 miles from the heart of Nelson city. The tramp itself is only about 31/2 miles from this point to the falls. Our pictures on this page serve but to illustrate the cover pictures. The one at left is a view of the falls and that below of the main cave under the falls. In this, and in other caves, stalactites and stalagmites have grown in profusion. This is but one of the many beautiful spots in Nelson which can be reached by an easy tramp. We'd like to publicise others if informed of them.