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“easy drive”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Sheree C
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

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.

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.

1  Thank Kuljeet H
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

Thank John N
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We are in our late 60s, reasonably fit and experienced hikers. The circuit was a challenge for us (5.5 hours), but we are very glad we did it. The views on a nice day are wonderful! There are two parking areas. The Pinchgut Track connects...More

3  Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Beautiful views of lake and lots of birds. Fishing available as well. Campground was fantastic for the campervan and tent. Nice walking trail.

Thank charesefl
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Camped by the lake in perfect weather Bright blue skies to walk up Mt Angelus the next day- a little slippery towards the summit with scree slopes and a good head for heights required

Thank scc749
Reviewed 20 January 2018

great destination, superb views, easy drive.. words cannot express the beauty of this lake. Highlight of our trip!

Thank Johnmir13
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

What a thrill to hike in these alpine regions. The visitor center in Saint Arnaud is excellent as are the DOC staff at the center.

Thank Michael L
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