11 Rankers Reviews
11 St Arnaud
As this is a long walk to complete in one day, you may choose to halve the walk by taking the water taxi to Lakehead Hut or Coldwater Hut and walking back to Kerr Bay.
Beginning in Kerr Bay, take the Lakehead Track around the eastern shore and reach Lakehead Hut after about three hours. If the Travers River is low, you can cross the river opposite the hut to get to the main Travers Valley Track and Coldwater Hut; otherwise there is a swingbridge located 1 hr 30 min further up the Travers Valley.
From Lakehead Hut to Coldwater Hut via the swingbridge is three hours.
From Coldwater Hut at the lake edge, the Lakeside Track heads north along the western lake shore. An hour from the hut the track passes by a short side track to Whisky Falls.
After another hour the track turns away from the lake and climbs to Mt Robert Road. To complete the circuit along the road to West Bay and tracks to Kerr Bay adds another hour.
South Island ▷ Nelson Region ▷ St Arnaud
Nice walk, nice views.
Stunning scenery and excellent maintenance of paths. No criticism, just brilliant.
Nice walk around a great lake with high mountains. Make sure the weather is fine.
Great walk. Incredible views that are overwhelming.
It is a larger mountain lake in the Nelson Lakes National Park. It offers a great view of the surrounding mountains. With us it rained and it was foggy. The Lake is still worth a visit. You can stroll along the lake wonderfully.
Beautiful lake, easy walk, amazing bays and views.
Beautiful place, fenceless reserve. Stunning views, great bush, easy track.
Was so beautiful, right on the lake. Only cost $5, 2 hour hike to get there, coldwater hut. There was a fireplace and rainwater barrel.
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia
Wonderful tracks, not difficult, but the day it was lot of raining, therefore it was wet and slippery.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍