Nelson/Tasman region

Mount Robert, Nelson Lakes National Park.

Mount Robert, Nelson Lakes National Park

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Nelson/Tasman region.

Pest control in the Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes pest control operations took place on 3 December 2014. Follow precautions indicated by signage until further notice. This is part of our Battle for our Birds predator control programme, protecting our native wildlife from a rodent and stoat invasion.

For more information contact the Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre, phone +64 3 521 1806.

Get more information and a map.

Alert: The 2014 Easter storm has caused extensive wind damage on the following tracks:

  • Rotoroa Route. Severe damage from Rotoroa Village to Sabine Hut. This route is impassable in places and should not be attempted.
  • The windfall between D'Urville and Morgan Huts has now been cleared.

Other tracks and routes may also be difficult to navigate or impassable due to windfall damage. Contact the Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre for further updates.

About Nelson Lakes National Park 

Nelson Lakes National Park (established in 1956) is situated in the north of New Zealand's South Island. It protects 102,000 hectares of the northern most Southern Alps. The park offers tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, clear streams and lakes both big and small.

View the Nelson Lakes National Park brochure (PDF, 715K).

Alert/Important notice

 Pest control operation / Storm damage on some tracks


The gateway to the park is St Arnaud, a 1-2 hour drive from Nelson or Blenheim.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
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