The Nelson Lakes National Park is the northernmost part of the Southern Alps. This area has a huge range of short and long walks which you can enjoy from a short stroll through the beech forest to remote mountain passes to challenge the experienced solitude-seeker.
The Nelson Lakes feature two beautiful lakes-glacier-carved Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoroa. The Nelson Lakes National Park offers fantastic hiking, walking, fishing, kayaking and boating. more
From every angle you will find you need to stop and photograph the impressive native beech forests, river valleys, glacial lakes and craggy peaks. Nelson Lakes National Park is home to over 16 lakes including the Blue Lake – recently discovered to have the clearest natural freshwater in the world.
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Superb accommodation for couples, families and groups. An architecturally styled lodge in a natural setting at the very edge of Nelson Lakes National Park with great outdoors and lots of activities. It's location presents itself as a hub for visiting the Nelson/Abel Tasman and Marlborough regions.
Mobile-friendly - Small family owned enterprise operating a fleet of current model, two, four, six-berth motorhomes and campervans. Situated in sunny Nelson at the top of the South Island, among national parks and golden beaches. Bases Auckland and Christchurch. Pick-ups from Nelson Airport or accommodation, Blenheim Airport or accommodation and inter-island ferries in Picton, Picton Airport or any accommodation. Other areas by arrangement.
Mobile-friendly - Helicopters Nelson is a locally owned and operated helicopter company specializing in personalized tours of the Nelson & Marlborough regions. We are also Nelsons leading provider of commercial services. With generations of experience operating helicopters in Nelson and the surrounding national parks, who better to show you the diversity of our naturally beautiful region?
Steve welcomes you to the Nelson Lakes District and onto a "real" hunting experience in New Zealand. Hunted animals include Chamois, Thar, Red and Sika Deer. Backpack in and spend nights under the stars, or helicopter in and use backcountry huts. Steve doesn't charge trophy fees and the meat is yours to do with as you please.
Lake Rotoiti is easily reached from both Nelson and Marlborough. From Nelson City, follow SH6 south and take the turn-off to the left sign-posted for Nelson Lakes after passing through Wakefield. This road reaches a T-junction with SH63 where you turn right to reach the village of St Arnaud and Lake Rotoiti.
Nelson Lakes National Park sits at the top of the South Island at the beginning of the Southern Alps. The lovely alpine lakes of Rotoroa and Rotoiti are at the heart of the area and are surrounded by alpine landscape of rugged peaks and forests. There's a range of easy walks through to advanced tramping routes.
You'll find St Arnaud, the gateway to the Nelson Lakes National Park at the north of New Zealand's South Island about one or two hours drive from Nelson or Blenheim. This park establised in 1956 consists of 102,000 hectares of the northern most Southern Alps including tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, clear streams and lakes.
Mobile-friendly - Southern Wilderness specialises in 'Gourmet Guided Walks' on the Heaphy Track, Old Ghost Road and throughout the Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National parks. Our guided walks all depart from Nelson and we take care of all the logistics. Our team of guides carry and prepare all meals, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of these areas.
Trampers transport to all tracks in the northern part of the South Island, including Kahurangi Park, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman. For all numbers of persons we can pick up by 4WD from accommodation or airport anytime of day to one or both ends of tracks including: Heaphy, Tablelands, Wangapeka, the Cobb Valley, and the Leslie Karamea.
Mobile-friendly - Unique bed and breakfast in a beautiful, self-contained log cottage, described by past guests as rustic luxury. Totally private, completely peaceful, suitable for children over five years. Bush and river walks, guided fly-fishing and deer hunting options. Suitable for bed and breakfast stays, or long-term self-contained holiday stays. 50 acres on the bush edge, near Nelson Lakes and Murchison.
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vast 20 year exhibition 2023
VAST-Visual Art Society Tapawera celebrate the 20th year of Exhibiting art from around the area. Artists display a wide range of arts and crafts. This years Guest Artist is Kaye Register showcasing her paintings and ...
Where: Shedwood Hall Tapawera Nelson, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Main Road Tapawera, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman
From: 7:00pm on Friday 27th January 2023
To: 4:00pm on Friday 3rd February 2023