|Nelson Lakes National Park|
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Nelson Lakes National Park is located in the South Island of New Zealand.
It was formed in 1956 and covers some 1,020 km². It is centered at two large lakes, Rotoiti and Rotoroa. The park also includes surrounding valleys (including Travers, Sabine, and D'Urville, upper reaches of the Matakitaki) and mountain ranges (Saint Arnaud Range, Mount Robert). The park is a popular area for camping, tramping and fishing.
The Park is administered by
the Department of Conservation who operate a Visitors Centre in Saint Arnaud
that provides up to date and reliable information on all aspects of the
St Arnaud village caters for a small number of locals and the tramping and skiing tourists, the centre of Saint Arnaud has a village store with postal services, a petrol station, a cafe-restaurant, camping facilities, motels, chalets and specialist accommodation for trampers.
A water taxi service operates
from a jetty at the northern end of Lake Rotoiti, near to a DOC campsite at
Kerr Bay. There is another campsite at West Bay.