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 - Haka Educational Tours are experienced in offering customised journeys for student groups. We take our role very seriously and are Qualmark, and Tourism industry endorsed. Learning through experiences has long been established as an effective learning method. Experiencing the best that NZ has to offer in its scenery, culture and history allows for the very best of experiential learning.
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 - Riven Haven Lodge is a luxury fly fishing lodge offering an all inclusive service. Located in the Upper South Island near excellent brown trout fly fishing, our lodge provides you with full breakfast, three course dinner and a garden fresh healthy picnic lunch. Everything is included for one price, focus on your main interest and catch brown trout.
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.
Mobile-friendly - St Arnaud House is a boutique, secluded sub-alpine bed and breakfast, which is nestled amongst native beech forest, alive with the bird songs of Tui, Bellbirds, and Robins. The ideal base to explore the beautiful surrounding scenery and wilderness of the Nelson Lakes National Park and within strolling distance to Lake Rotoiti. Great brown trout fishing in the surrounding rivers.
Mobile-friendly - Fly into some of the Lord of the Rings secret locations. Explore the mystical environment and venture into the unknown. Experience the isolation and spectacular rocky landscapes south of Rivendell (Mount Olympus). Fly over Chetwood Forest. Visit Lake Canaan Down and Harwoods hole.
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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Say goodbye to winter in the best way possible at our annual Slush Cup event. It's everyone's favorite time of the year! Held each year at the end of the season, Slush Cup is a competition where participants ski or ...
Where: Rainbow Ski Area, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman
Address: Rainbow Skifield Road, Rainbow, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman
From: 9:00am on Sunday 22nd September 2019
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 22nd September 2019
Yoga and Alexander Technique Retreat
This retreat is run by David Moore, director of the School for F.M. Alexander Studies in Melbourne. The school runs a three year full time professional training for Alexander Technique teachers. This will be an ...
Where: Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman
Address: 355 Rd, Wangapeka River Rd, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman
From: 5:00pm on Tuesday 24th September 2019
To: 12:30pm on Monday 30th September 2019