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Nelson Lakes National Park


12 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

7 St Arnaud

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Time: 4 - 7 days, Distance: 80 km


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DOC Nelson/Tasman

Central government organisation


South IslandNelson RegionSt Arnaud


  • Walking
  • Free


Malcolm's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A fantastic hike of six/seven days past lakes, beautiful Beech forest and alpine scenery. Hike is in good condition but may be crowded as part of this hike is now part of the Te Araroa long distance track.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Marcel Felder


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely walk over five days.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Sara Kuenzi

United States

Ranking: 9/10

My favourite track. Again, the track was sometimes confusing, but the huts were good and the scenery stunning. Loved it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Paul Schwerz


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing track with a stunning view. A day trip to the Blue Lake was amazing (clearest lake in the world). At some parts too many hikers.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 8/10

Really nice hike over 4 days. A one day hike leads you to Blue Lake Hut and apparently the clearest water of New Zealand. Nice huts where you meet nice people.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Leon Schotter


Ranking: 10/10

By far the best hike in New Zealand! It is kind of challenging and takes 4 to 6 days and you gotta be careful with the water level. Blue Lake deserves the title as clearest lake in the world. A must do!!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Kelsey Austin

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Incredibly beautiful loop through forests, along rivers and over two mountain passes. Saw very few people and thought it was well worth the challenge! Especially the climb up Mt Cedric!

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Danyelle Miller


Ranking: 10/10

Truly awesome, should be a great walk, seclusion and stunning scenery and plenty of great excercise.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Fraser Goldsmith


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful scenery and great huts along the way. 3-5 day tramp.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Andy & Lynnie Nevin

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great hut, easy gradient, follows the river, very scenic.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Ranking: 9/10

Hard walk, go prepared.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Ross & Catherine Litherland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A bit of everything - beautiful lakes, forest that's a pleasure to trek through, a wild alpine ridge + excellent.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in January 2010