Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson-Tasman Region

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National Park
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 Mapua trip itinerary using our Mapua vacation route planner.
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  • I'm shocked to see that the Nelson lakes do not have more reviews on trip advisor. The place is simply stunning, probably the most stunning place I saw during my whole time in New Zealand. We only had...  more »
  • We visited the National Park after going to Abel Tasman National Park. What a difference! Nelson Lakes NP is much quieter, and has many hiking opportunities. The Mount Robertson track should be very b...  more »
  • The views are already great at lake shore, but wait till you get up to the mt Robert. It's a bit of pain to get there, and equally to descent back, but well worth it. If you're in on good shape, the m...  more »