I hadn't been to Nelson Lakes for over 30 years and it was just as beautiful as I remembered. We did the Peninsula Walk on the first afternoon. It is easy and the bush is ferny and pretty. We saw the huge eels in the crystal clear water at West Bay. It was too cold to swim and the eels would have put me off anyway. The second day we did the 5 hour Mt Roberts circuit. We took our time but it still only took 3 and a half hours. The track is well graded with switchbacks so it not hard. There are great views from the track. Yes, there were a few sandflies but they weren't too bad. The town of St Arnaud is small and pretty.
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