Nelson Lakes National Park, Nelson-Tasman Region

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#3 of 11 in Nature in Nelson-Tasman Region
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. Take a look at our Mapua online itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Nelson Lakes National Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It does not matter what you are into, here is so much to do, lots of different walks and hikes for different levels, swimming, boating, watching the eels and ducks, bring your own kayak, or just a rel...  more »
  • The bro caught some of the eels from under the boat ramp an we cooked them up in the smoka while young rahwiti was doing some sick bombs into the lake, plenty of rubbish bins up there to Chuck ur Cody...  more »
  • What a gorgeous place this is ! Been here a couple times but can't get enough.. This is the best hidden gem spots in NZ.. You can't see and even expect the lake's existence until you get to the car pa...  more »

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