Travers-Sabine Circuit


Travers-Sabine Circuit

Nelson Lakes National Park



12 Rankers Reviews

12 Face-to-Face

205 Walking

5 St Arnaud


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Time: 4 - 7 days, Distance: 80 km


Feature Value Info


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 over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Marcel Felder


Ranking: 10/10

Lovely walk over five days.

Reviewed over 3 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 almost 4 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 about 4 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 over 4 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 over 4 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 4 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 over 6 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 over 7 years ago

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Andy & Lynnie Nevin

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

Mel's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Hard walk, go prepared.

Reviewed over 9 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 over 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010