Roititi/Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
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Visit the visitor centre for information about Nelson Lakes National Park – day walks, multi day tramping, hunting and campsites.

Contact details

Rotoiti/Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 521 1806
Address View Road
St Arnaud 7072

Getting there

We are located in St Arnaud, SH63. Turn into Kerr Bay Road and then first right on to View Road. We are on the corner (200 m from Lake Rotoiti, 500 m from Kerr Bay campground).

Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted at Lake Rotoiti or Lake Rotoroa as these are within the Nelson Lakes National Park boundaries. Dogs are permitted at Teetotal Recreation Reserve and campground.

No ATM facilities in St Arnaud. No vehicle charging stations.

Opening hours

  • Summer: 8 am – 4.30 pm daily
  • Winter: 9 am – 4.00 pm (closed for lunch) daily
  • Closed Christmas Day 25 December

Information and services

  • Day walks in Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Multi day walks including Travers Sabine Circuit and Angelus Hut.
  • Weather report and track conditions.
  • Backcountry hut tickets.
  • Kerr Bay campground – bookings required.
  • West Bay campground – open summer only – bookings required.
  • Hot showers at Kerr Bay campground (token required).
  • Washing machine/ dryer available at Kerr Bay campground.
  • Teetotal, Rotoroa and Kawatiri campgrounds are self-registration or pay by Eftpos at the visitor centre.
  • Lost and found property.
  • Water taxi information for Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoroa.
  • Topographical maps, retail items including gas cannisters and outdoor clothing, backcountry food, books and brochures.
  • Mountain biking at Teetotal Recreation Reserve or Beeby’s / Red Hills.
  • Dog access permits for Nelson Lakes National Park.
  • Teetotal hunting permits and sighting-in range permits.
  • Seasonal access for Molesworth /Acheron Road and Rainbow Road.
  • Learn about the nature features and history of the area in the museum display area.
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