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Well worth a visit!

Lovely lake, with great views and great reflections but just watch out for sand flies that try and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Timhall030290
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Disley, United Kingdom
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Beautiful

Nelson Lakes has so many beautiful hikes and affordable kayak and boat rentals. The views are... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2019
srfrgrl92024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lake, with great views and great reflections but just watch out for sand flies that try and eat you alive, as the sun is setting!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Timhall030290
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Nelson Lakes has so many beautiful hikes and affordable kayak and boat rentals. The views are amazing. A lovely day.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank srfrgrl92024
Reviewed January 19, 2019

This is one of our most favourite places in the world. One of two lakes in the Nelson Lakes region, this is a great place for families, couples or individuals. There are plenty of activities to do there with fishing and tramping high on the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darwintraveller2018
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

We visited here as a large group and set up pir picnic area on the lake front. The idea was to have lunch, play some cricket, swim in the lake, try catch a fish and walk around the small loop track there. We managed all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Geejae99
Reviewed November 11, 2018

If you want to get away from civilization, then this could be the place to go. As the start point for alpine trips, you need to arrange boat to far end of lake.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hungrykiwi29
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Visited Lake Rotoroa after leaving St Arnaud. It was beautiful there, but not quite as lovely as St Arnaud. Not sure it was worth the detour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Probably better if we had something planned like fishing, but apart from great views there was nothing else.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roving489070
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This lake is a little brother of the other more famous Lake RotoIti some 20km apart, but both are truly beautiful. The less famous gives advantages for less touristy and more tranquil. Even at the gloomy weather, when the sky is misty, the lake still...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank santo-trainsspotter7
Reviewed April 14, 2018

It’s beautiful. Lots of sandflies but nothing replant won’t fix. Enjoy the walks on offer. Or Sit back and take in the scenery. Another pretty NZ Lake.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Darryl-Jo
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a really beautiful lake and well worth a visit. Just make sure you take your sandfly repellent because you will be eaten alive if you don’t.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Alex W
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