Lake Angelus

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park


18 Rankers Reviews

16 Face-to-Face

3 St Arnaud

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Looking down at tarns near Lake Angelus
Lake Angelus, bring the boat!
Ridge tops leading up to the hut


Time: 2 - 3 days (5 - 9 hr each day with 3 route options)

An alpine walk to stunning Lake Angelus which makes a fantastic round trip. Make sure you time the Mt Robert ridge route for a nice day. The walk generally takes 2 days but it can take 3 if you choose Speargrass as one of your routes.


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DOC Nelson/Tasman

Central government organisation


South IslandNelson RegionSt Arnaud


  • Walking
  • Free


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Tereza Bulova's avatar

Tereza Bulova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Two day track, awesome but more demanding than other walks. Cosy, beautiful hut. A great experience.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Hannah Phoenix


Ranking: 7/10

More difficult that we were initially advised. Going there was tough - walk back was more enjoyable. Beautiful hut location.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Maxime Louis


Ranking: 7/10

Two day hike with the Lake Angelus at 1600m. I used Robert Ridge route to go up and Speargrass Route to come back which was a good choice. A very pleasant two day walk.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isaliner and Mathieu

Ranking: 10/10

After a long walk, you will arrive at one of the most beautiful views we have ever seen. The only word to describe it is 'magic'!

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Ranking: 10/10

I did the track at Nelson Lakes for a second time. But this time a short version of three days. Beautiful track, good fun with climbing along the rocks and nice huts too. Love it!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Laksmi C

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This is an amazing, precious environment...enjoy but please use the toilets or if you can't dig a good hole and make sure you bury your toilet paper and waste deep enough or better still carry a small, lightweight shovel. It has recently been in the news about toilet paper blowing around up around Lake Angelus...not nice. Protect/Respect the natural beauty well into the future!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Robin Stamm


Ranking: 9/10

We did the Robert Ridge Track to the Angelus Hut. It was quite a hard hike but the view was stunning.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Yaiv Cohen's avatar

Yaiv Cohen


Ranking: 9/10

Awesome place, can be done as a two day or three day hike.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ambrosio Loojs


Ranking: 10/10

Amazing, amazing view but too many sandflies.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Tom Grigg


Ranking: 10/10

Stunning views and a fantastic alpine hut, not to mention the awesome hut warden!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Manuela Opprecht

Ranking: 10/10

A very nice trek. We did it in 1 day from the car park to angelus hut and back. A nice and easy 6h walk with stunning views.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

The first day, we walking on Mount Robert, and it was amazing but on day 2 we had to walk in the river, in mud and bush.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Friederike Kranzin


Ranking: 10/10

Walk from St Arnaud to carpark @ Robert Hill boring, but then amazing! Views from Mt Robert ridge and Lake Angelus hut - beautiful nature!

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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