St Arnaud

A place to get away from it all

Eels under the At Arnaud Jetty

St Arnaud is located on the shore of Lake Rotoiti and is a gateway and base to experience and explore the Nelson Lakes National Park. You can canoe, powerboat, water ski, windsurf and swim in the lakes in summer. In Winter, ski on the nearby Rainbow Valley Ski-field, or just curl up by the fire in one of homestays to enjoy the scenery are the activities for winter. Hiking is popular year around though the tracks can be very wet in winter.

Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa are the defining characteristics of the area. With beech forest to the shores around nearly

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Nelson Lakes NP

An outdoor adventure playground

Lake Rotoiti

This is a special recreation region in the north of the South Island of New Zealand which includes two ski areas, two spectacular lakes, expansive forests, exciting river adventures, gold-panning, nature tours, caving, hiking and mountain biking.

Over 100,000 hectares of Pure New Zealand Nelson Lakes is New Zealand’s ninth national park, and consists of 1,020 km long ranges separated by deep valleys. It covers forests, lakes, and mountains. The beech-covered landscape is broken and split by rugged mountains, some with peaks rising to 2,200m. With many lakes, including Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa, within its borders, Nelson Lakes is a wilderness escape typical of the South Island of New Zealand: stunning scenery with

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