Find out about other activities you can do at Rotomaninitua / Lake Angelus in Nelson Lakes National Park.
In summer the best side trip from the hut is the climb of Maniniaro / Angelus Peak (2,075 m). If the mountain is clear of snow no special equipment or experience is required. The less energetic could climb to Sunset Saddle and then traverse west for ten minutes to the Travers Range. This provides spectacular views of the D’Urville and Sabine rivers twisting lazily to the head of Lake Rotoroa.
The alpine basins in the area offer good botanising with habitats ranging from screes and bluffs to stream beds, small bogs and open tussock slopes.
Speargrass Valley is a popular hunting area. A hunting permit is required. Permits also cover the Travers Valley, but the front faces of Mt Robert are closed to hunting.
No dogs are allowed in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
The Robert Ridge in winter is good for both of these activities with skiing possible through to Angelus Hut in ideal conditions.