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New Zealanders and overseas visitors have turned to unspoiled hills, forests and coasts of our magnificent New Zealand landscape in search of physical recreation and spiritual solace.  Nelson Lakes National Park Lake Angelus is one of the safest tracks to be found in New Zealand’s remote backcountry, free from river crossings, well marked and well provided with huts. It may be sensibly tackled by the inexperienced provided that their party includes one or two seasoned trampers or hikers. So go to it, embark on the discovery of our unequalled New Zealand natural landscape.

Discover Nelson Lakes National park, Lake Angelus top destinations for tramping and hiking track adventures – the Nelson Lakes National Park, Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoroa, New Zealand. Nelson Lakes National park, Lake Angelus is located in the north of the South Island and is 1 to 2 hours from Nelson.  St Arnaud the nearest township, has a full range of accommodation. Nelson Lakes National Park (established in 1956) is situated in the north of New Zealand’s South Island.  This park protects 102,000 hectares of the northernmost Southern Alps. The park offers tranquil beech forest, craggy mountains, clear streams and lakes both big and small

Nelson Lake Trampers can expect:

  • parts of the track to have a rough or uneven walking surface
  • to walk through flood water up to a metre deep after or during heavy rain
  • to cross unbridged streams
  • to get wet and muddy boots – it’s part of the Nelson Lakes Track experience