Nelson Lakes National Park Things to Do
Mount Angelus (2075m) is part of the Nelson Lakes National Park, and sits between Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa. which, funnily enough, is close by Nelson, but even closer to the little holiday resort of St Arnaud, at the north end of Lake Rotoiti.The most spectacular hiking access is along the Robert Ridge - a consistently high, sometimes narrow and...more
Nelson Lakes National Park Sports & Outdoors
Red Deer, Chamois and Wild Pig are all found in and around the park. Hunting is controlled in the Park and permits must be obtained from Park Headquarters or the Rotoroa Rangers Station. Hunters should note that some of the more popular valley flats of the Park are closed to hunting during the Peak summer holiday season, when there are a lot of...more
There are plenty of opportunities for ski touring in the Nelson Lakes National Park. You can travel along the Mount Robert Ridge to the many basins through the Mount Robert Ski Field ending up at the Lake Angelus Hut. Touring on the St Arnaud range in the Arnst Basin is available from Rainbow Ski Area.more
Nelson Lakes National Park Favorites
Favorite thing: The Nelson Scenic Route - From Nelson south on Highway 6. Turn left at the signpost at Belgrove and enjoy the drive through the Golden Downs pine plantations which gives way to the native beech forest as you climb into the mountains.
From Picton and Blenheim - Travel to Renwick, turning off at Highway 63, continue up the scenic Wairau Valley for 93km's and cross the Tophouse saddle into St Arnaud.
From Christchurch - Travel north on Highway 7 through the Lewis Pass to Springs Junction, turn onto Highway 65, travel through Murchison, turning off at Kawateri Junction onto Highway 63.
From the West Coast - Travel north from Greymouth or East from Westport, through Inangahua Junction and Murchison, turning off at Kawateri Junction onto Highway 63.Related to:
- Budget Travel
- National/State Park
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