Nelson/Tasman region

Mount Robert, Nelson Lakes National Park.

Mount Robert, Nelson Lakes National Park

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Nelson/Tasman region.

Nelson Lakes National Park (established in 1956) is situated in the north of New Zealand's South Island.  This park 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).

Location

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

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Safety

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

Contacts

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 521 1806
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
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