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Beautiful spot

Picture postcard views and crystal clear water. This is a beautiful spot to visit - but only swim... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DebraB1967
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Stunning lake

We visited during the summer months so there was no snow on the mountains. We did the bush walk... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2019
Totrue B
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Picture postcard views and crystal clear water. This is a beautiful spot to visit - but only swim if you don’t mind eels!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DebraB1967
Reviewed February 22, 2019

We visited during the summer months so there was no snow on the mountains. We did the bush walk around the peninsular. The track is well maintained and affords excellent views of the lake. We stayed for a overnight to break our journey from Collingwood...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Totrue B
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

Lake Rotoiti is def worth a visit if you are in the Nelson Area. There's a large selection of walks to do nearby, you can see eels from the pier or just look at the amazing 360 views. My advice would be to take a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank haydenmq
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

There are lots of campsites at the lake and a few hotels nearby. You can rent kayaks, take the water taxi or hike some of the many trails around the lake. Later in the day you might even see a kiwi.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JDA60
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend going here to go kayaking or paddle boarding! The lake is gorgeous and they have a lot of camping options on or nearby.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lauren L
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The lake is very beautiful and there a number of lovely walks to complete (if you haven't got a lot of time) and longer walks if you have the time! Lots of wildlife to see. The pier is perfectly places and it is great to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liam G
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Crystal clear water. Lots of ducks. Eels, some reportedly 100 years old. Lush forests. The St Arnaud Range and Mount Robert in the background. Beautiful! Worth visiting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandeep65Gupta
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great place to just sit enjoy a picnic whilst enjoying the peaceful surroundings. Of course you can use the lake for boating but just do so slowly in order to enjoy the mountain surroundings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank comm-traveler
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I love visiting the jetty and watching the eels. Every time I come home I include Lake Rotoiti on my list of "places to visit". I've also recommended this stop to friends and family who have travelled to NZ.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leona M
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

This place is just stunning, lots of walks lots of water activities lots of eels. I would imagine this place gets very busy in the summer time. Easy to get to off highway 63.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Yvonne W | Reviewed this property |
indeed it is, and would be most enjoyable...you could finish off with a swim!
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