Canoeing on Lake Rotoiti
The Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project aims to restore approximately 5000 hectares of beech forest on the shores of Lake Rotoiti, in Nelson Lakes National Park. This is being achieved through an extensive predator trapping programme and the area is managed as a "mainland island".
Take one of the many walks through the project and you'll see and hear the results of this work; a forest alive with the sights and sounds of birds. Information panels along the way tell the story of the project and the plants and animals that call it home.
Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project is DOC's showcase area for Nelson and Marlborough.
Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project comprises approximately 5000 ha of predominantly red, silver and mountain beech forest.
There are a number of walks of varying lengths taking you through a forest now full of birds and birdsong.
Learn about places you can stay while visiting the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project.
Find out how to get to the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project and the rules you must follow once there to make sure the project's success continues.
The Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project began in 1997 as one of six mainland islands established by DOC.
Extensive storm damage on some tracks Nelson Lakes National Park is situated in the north of New Zealand's South Island. The gateway to the park is St Arnaud, a 1-2 hour drive from Nelson or Blenheim.
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 Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project.
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.
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Nelson/Tasman places