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Nelson Lakes National Park

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Recommended Routes in Nelson Lakes National Park - 2

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Favorite Lake Angelus at Dusk
Difficult

Robert Ridge Route to Lake Angelus

7.4 mi 11.8 km 3,116' Up 949.85 m Up 685' Down 208.88 m Down

St Arnaud, NZ
Favorite High on Paddy's Track, look down at Lake Rotoiti and the forested hills on its far side.
Intermediate

Mount Robert Circuit

5.6 mi 9.0 km 2,024' Up 617.05 m Up 2,040' Down 621.65 m Down

Wakefield, NZ

Nelson Lakes National Park Running

  • 201 Miles 323 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Nelson Lakes National Park - 18

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4.9 mi 7.8 km #1Maitland Ridge Trail
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
3.3 mi 5.3 km #2Big Bush Track
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Rocky Horror Track
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #4Kaka Track
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
1.8 mi 3.0 km #5Sidewinder Trail
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
1.3 mi 2.1 km #6Duck Down Track
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
Difficult
St Arnaud, NZ
1.6 mi 2.5 km #7Flying Moa Track
Intermediate
Wakefield, NZ
Intermediate
Wakefield, NZ
3.5 mi 5.6 km #8Paddy's Track
Intermediate
Wakefield, NZ
Intermediate
Wakefield, NZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9Pinchgut Track
Intermediate
Wakefield, NZ
Intermediate
Wakefield, NZ
8.8 mi 14.2 km #10Lakehead Track
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ
Intermediate
St Arnaud, NZ

Photos of Nelson Lakes National Park - 19

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NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for Poukirikiri/Travers Saddle. The track takes you deep in the park and over a challenging alpine pass. This video shows the preparation required to make sure you get home safe.
Feb 25, 2020 near St Arnaud, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for Waiau Pass. The video takes you through the alpine section going over the pass and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near St Arnaud, NZ
Lake Angelus at Dusk
Mar 2, 2020 near St Arnaud, NZ
Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park is like nothing else.
Apr 26, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
High on Paddy's Track, look down at Lake Rotoiti and the forested hills on its far side.
May 19, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for the Robert Ridge Route. This track traverses alpine terrain, which can make it potentially very hazardous. The video identifies these high-risk areas and give you tips to navigate them safely.
Mar 2, 2020 near St Arnaud, NZ
A rainbow forms over Lake Rotoiti on a snow-showery day high on Paddy's Track.
May 12, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
Early morning mist floats atop Lake Rotoiti with the northernmost Southern Alps in the distance.
May 19, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ