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“st arnaud”(17 reviews)
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All reviews lake rotoiti st arnaud easy drive a great place to spend the loop the crystal clear water few hours south island sunny day couple of hours visitor center nature walk perfect weather take your time amazing views fallen trees mountain biking
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several lakes to visit in the Nelson Lakes National Park. We went to two with lots of hiking trails to choose from. By St Arnaud is Lake Rotoiti, a beautiful lake with some easy day hikes and longer hikes as well. The hillsides have not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank revett2016
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

A sunny day in between these lakes was all we need to enjoy this experience to the most. We visited lakes Rotoiti & Rotoroa. Both of them were beautiful, not so crowded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lujindia
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This was a great place to spend a few days. We did the Mt Robert Circuit, the Lake Rotoiti Circuit and the loop from Cold Water hut, up to Travers Swingbridge. On a very rainy day we also did the Honeydew Nature Walk which was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 23 September 2018

OK first things first the lakes and surrounds look awesome. So get your walking shoes on and get the camera ready. Words of warning:- If you want to do more than 1 or 2 walks then bring your own snacks or plan to stay overnight....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

What a gorgeous place! The lake water is crystal clear and the mountains framing it look like a painting! We hiked the Brunner peninsula nature walk, took about an hour. There were a few large fallen trees blocking the the path but it wasn't anything...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kerri a
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

great place to visit. lucky we picked a beautiful sunny day. walking tracks. mountain biking. lots of outdoor stuff to do.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 66shereec
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Gorgeous setting as previously mentioned, takes about an hour and a half to drive here from Blenheim or Nelson , whichever route you end up taking. Be sure to feed the eels at the little walkway harbor there. Rent a kayak to enjoy the lake...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kristjan_Iceman
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We did not hike but just drove up to the lake. The road condition was great except some popping gravels. The scenary was magical! Great place to have picnic as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Very peacefull and amazing place. In winter all mountains covered with snow and in summer a reflective sunshine. A noise of wind will heal all of your worries. Very fresh air and fresh environment. Good spot to spend quality time with yours love ones.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank kuljeeth
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I can comment only on the lake as seen from Arnaud and the view looking down from the first part of Paddy's Track, as that was all we (my adult son and I) did in a couple of hours as a stop en route from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John N
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