Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park

DOC Visitor Centre

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36 Rankers Reviews

36 Face-to-Face

13 DOC Centres

11 St Arnaud

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Visitor Centre display
Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Pinchgut Track - Photo: John Wotherspoon
Kerr Bay Jetty - Photo: Gabi Czoma

Information

Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

DOC Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre is staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge. We provide information about:

•Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks
•Track conditions, weather, and safety
•Hut and Campsite bookings
•Heritage sites
•Cycleways
•Maps
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Nelson Lakes National Park
• Lake Rotoiti walking tracks

Details

Feature Value Info

Location

South IslandNelson RegionSt Arnaud

Categories

  • DOC Centres
  • Free

Operating Season And Hours

8:00am-4:30pm daily

Contact

Calllocal

Reviews

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Simon Quass

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very friendly, a lot of information, very useful.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Philipp Richter

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good information and friendly.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Sophie Kalnymsky

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

People at the counter are very knowledgeable about the Abel Tasman area, friendly, accommodating and have helped us organise various activities (walks, kayaks, taxis, accommodation etc). Bravo for the quality of service!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Sophie Arru

France

Ranking: 8/10

Incredibly well explained walks, history and environment of the Nelson/Marlbrough/Tasman area.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Jonathan Brunetti

Argentina

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful place to do hiking!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Maria Schober

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good and experienced advice.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Adam

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Nice place.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Fanny DeBon

France

Ranking: 6/10

The DOC site itself was very good with loads of explanation but was not informed well enough as the person did not tell us about closed tracks. The ranger onsite instead was great.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Sibylle and Nadine

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Good information, precise but not over enthusiastic.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Bartlomiej Berger

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Not quite as nice as in DOC Wanaka, but the DOC sites were very nice and in a beautiful spot.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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Esther Itier

France

Ranking: 7/10

Nice staff with good advice.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Sanne Meijer

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Cool information on stuff.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Florian Klein

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice little museum, very informative.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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