9 Rankers Reviews
9 St Arnaud
Beginning in the eastern corner of Kerr Bay, this walk climbs steadily through beech forest to a height of over 1650 metres. The lower section of the walk crosses moraine terraces deposited by past glaciers.
Above the bushline (at 1400 m), there are spectacular views from Parachute Rocks, which gained their name from a parachute-shaped gravel scree located just to the north.
The track climbs from here to the ridge line, where you are rewarded by spectacular views of the surrounding area: east down the Wairau Valley, north to Mt Richmond Forest Park, west towards Kahurangi National Park and the Buller Valley, and south to the rest of Nelson Lakes National Park.
Return via the same route.
South Island ▷ Nelson Region ▷ St Arnaud
A great walk to break up our drive time, great views of the lake.
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A hard climb to get up there, but once you get to the ridge line the view are truly breath taking! More than work the effort.
Veronika and Radovan
One of the best short tracks in New Zealand. Beautiful view. No other people there.
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Spectacular walk on the east side of the lake. Well paved for the first four kilometres, thereafter you have to climb across rocks etc. Very steep but the view is worth the effort.
Well laid out traverses. Good park, a reward at the end point. 5 good hours.
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Mike & Jennie
Five hour return walk, very steep at the top but worth it for the great 360 degree views.
AJ van Pelt
Quiet, nice campground, good facilities, beautiful location at the lake.
Long walk (5 hrs) and very cold at the top, great views. BUT brochure didn't mention how steep the last part is.
Quite good walk through the forest but very steep at the end. Very beautiful view at the top.
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