Lake Rotoiti


Enjoy a day at a clear lake surrounded by rugged mountains. Play on the lake edge, or stroll through beech trees with their glistening honeydew and abundant bird and plant life.
  • Listen to native birds protected in a 'mainland island' – what makes this an island on land?
  • Taste honeydew straight from beech trees – does it taste like honey?
  • Picnic by the lake or have fun in the water – can you spot any eels under the jetty?

Get ready

Download the Nelson Lakes National Park adventure map (PDF, 1,305K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Nelson Lakes National Park is accessed from St Arnaud on SH63 – 88 km south from Nelson and 103 km west from Blenheim.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Nelson Lakes National Park code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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