Nelson Lakes National Park

Te Araroa Trail
Te Araroa Trail
Track 95 days. Medium. One way.
Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 December 2011.
Track 4 – 7 days. Medium. Loop track with a road section.
Two river valleys linked by a straightforward alpine saddle at 1800m
Anglers Walk, Lake Rotoiti
Track Easy. One way.
This track follows the first 2km of the Buller River from its source at Lake Rotoiti. It is well used by anglers, but is otherwise rather prosaic.
Loop Track, Lake Rotoiti
Track Easy. Loop track.
A short walk through the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project at St Arnaud. Lakeside beech forest.
Gibbs Walk
Track Easy. One way.
Short link track betweem St Arnaud village and campground.
Black Valley Walk
Track Easy. One way.
Link track between St Arnaud village and the campground.
Honeydew Walk, Lake Rotoiti
Track Easy. Loop track.
This short loop leads into the edges of the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project area, a "mainland island" with pest numbers managed through aggressive trapping.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.