Mount Robert, Nelson Lakes National Park
Alert: The 2014 Easter storm has caused extensive wind damage on the following tracks:
Other tracks and routes may also be difficult to navigate or impassable due to windfall damage. Please contact the Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre for further updates.
Nelson Lakes National Park (established in 1956) is situated in the north of New Zealand's South Island. It 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).
Extensive storm damage on some tracks
Nelson Lakes National Park offers tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, clear streams and lakes both big and small.
Find out about the activities you can do in Nelson Lakes National Park. You can walk the Travers-Sabine Circuit and to beautiful lakes. You can take your boat out and fish for trout.
Find out about huts, campsites and other accommodation options in and around Nelson Lakes National Park.
If you are going to use the track system in the park make sure you are properly equipped and well prepared.
View time-lapse photos taken from a webcam at Lake Rotoiti.
Take one of the many walks through the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project in Nelson Lakes National Park and you'll experience a forest alive with the sights and sounds of birds.
A field trip to the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project offers students a first-hand experience of conservation work in a native forest.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Nelson Lakes National Park.
Weather for Nelson Lakes National Park
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
Walking track categories
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies