37 Rankers Reviews
19 St Arnaud
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
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people
• Nelson Lakes National Park
• Lake Rotoiti walking tracks
Nelson Lakes National Park DOC Visitor Centre
Local government organisation
South Island ▷ Nelson Region ▷ St Arnaud
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Lake Rotoiti is definitely a beautiful place.However it felt like a police state run by D.O.C. We own a fully self contained motor home and enjoy out of the way places where we can legally freedom camp and obviously we leave nothing behind except tyre tracks.DOC has covered Rotoiti in ugly polluting signs everywhere forbidding any form of freedom camping with the threat of a large fine if you transgress.We are left with the DOC owned campground at a cost of $46.00 per night to park on their gravel.As well the DOC noticeboard has various warnings regards fines if you use a drone in their park(why) and charges for using the multitude of taxpayer funded huts in what is a taxpayer funded park.Thankfully there is a POP in Rotoiti at $10.00 per night per vehicle.Last comment there are more rabbits in Rotoiti than people and fast increasing.Is this not DOC,s job to control them.
Very friendly, a lot of information, very useful.
Good information and friendly.
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!
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Incredibly well explained walks, history and environment of the Nelson/Marlbrough/Tasman area.
Beautiful place to do hiking!
Good and experienced advice.
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.
Sibylle and Nadine
Good information, precise but not over enthusiastic.
Not quite as nice as in DOC Wanaka, but the DOC sites were very nice and in a beautiful spot.
Nice staff with good advice.
Cool information on stuff.