Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson-Tasman Region

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Large lakes and towering mountains give you an abundance of activities to choose from at Nelson Lakes National Park. The two main attractions, Lake Rotoroa and Lake Rotoiti, are popular spots for boating, water skiing, and fishing, especially since trout has been introduced to both bodies of water. Small communities can be found around the lakes along with fishing lodges and water taxi services. The encircling mountain ranges and valleys offer prime camping and hiking, with a large network of walking trails located around the park (try the most popular, the Travers-Sabine circuit). Explore these to see beech forests filled with native animal and plant life. A visitor's center in Saint Arnaud can keep you up to date about all aspects of the park. Add Nelson Lakes National Park and other attractions to your Richmond trip itinerary using our Richmond vacation route planner.
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  • Visited here on a beautiful winters day. Stunning Vista. The water taxis ride to whiskey falls is worth the money. Just beautiful scenery. Next time and in the summer I would love to do the walk aroun...  more »
  • This area was so scenic and pretty, we stopped here for lunch on our way across to the west coast. When we visited we were hampered by sandflies. Aside from that a really lovely spot.  more »
  • Make sure you see BOTHZ lakes they are amazing Lake Rotoroa was less crowded and in my opinion a touch more amazing. It is a 11 km easy drive from the highway  more »