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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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