St. Arnaud House
Cnr Bridge St, Holland St & Lake Rd, PO Box 88
St. Arnaud, Nelson Lakes
New Zealand
Mobile: +64 27 2023501 Russell
Phone: +64 3 5467229


Local St Arnaud Services

 Rotoiti Water Taxis

On demand service offering fast access and returns for national park expeditions such as tramping, climbing, hunting & fishing. For daywalkers enjoy the tranquil lakeside tracks. Delivery or collection by water taxi adds more perspective to your experience in paradise.


 Alpine Village Store

the store has a full range of groceries & tramping goods, an extensive wine, beer&spirits slection. Fresh fruit & vegetables, gourmet pies, cakes & muffins, coffee to go, a slection of fishing tackle, and fuel and oil supplies.


Department of Conservation - Nelson Lakes National Park

A well resourced Visitor centre at St Arnaud / Lake Rotoiti, this is where detailed infomation can be found on the tracks, huts, Fauna and bird life, in and around the Nelson Lakes National Park.

Fishing Licences; Fish and Game fishing licences can be purchased from the visitor centre, one to four day and whole of season licences are available.

Hunting Permits; Permits to hunt on conservation land in the Tasman Conservatary area can be obtained from the visitor centre (a valid firearms licenced is needed).

Back Country Huts

A list of all huts, in the Nelson lakes area with bunk nos, Catergory, falilities,  and grid referance etc

Hut Pass Information

Backcountry Hut Passes, valid for 6 or 12 months, are available for use at most Serviced and Standard huts. The Backcountry Hut Pass is $90.00 (12 months), $60 (6 months) for adults (18 and over) and $45.00 (12 months), $30.00 (6 months) for youth (11-17 years). Children 0-10 years old are free.

You can purchase hut passes from the Nelson lakes National Park Visitor centre at St Arnaud 


 Nelson Marborough Region

These pages will keep you up to date with important and timely information about fishing and hunting in the Nelson / Marlborough region.


 New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

Formed in 1937, the New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association is New Zealand's recognised National body representing and speaking for hunters generally.

The fundamental aim of the association is to ensure that the organisation and management of recreational hunting in New Zealand is carried out by hunters.


 Weather Forecast - Nelson lakes

The five day weather forcast for nelson lakes national park


Harringtons Brewery


Local Activities

 Rainbow Ski Area Snow Report

A great web site for those that are wanting to know about New Zealands ski fields, snow conditions etc.




 Rainbow Ski Area

Less than 2 hours drive from Nelson or blenheim. rainbow is accessed from SH 63 Between Blenheim and St Arnaud. Rainbow Ski area is perched high in the St Arnaud Range with views from the top of the ski field which are spectacular. Readily accessible by road the ski field has slopes and facilities to suit all levels of skiing and snow boading. The season runs from July through to early October, (depending on snow conditions)

Transport Links To St Arnaud / Nelson Lakes



 Avis New Zealand

Reservation link to Avis rentals, pick ups from Interisland Ferry terminal Picton, Blenhiem Airport and Nelson Airport



 Budget Rental Cars

Reservation link to Budget rentals



 Hertz Car Rentals

Reservation link to Hertz rentals


 Nelson Lakes Shuttles

New Zealand's shuttle transport for hikers /trekers / trampers in Nelson Lakes National Park.  Nelson Lakes Shuttles Service specializes in providing transport for trampers, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers including skiers. Locator Beacon Hire, DOC Hut Tickets, Gas Canisters are our speciallty.These can be ordered to meet your backcountry demands. Centrally based in St Arnaud we can service all tracks in the Nelson, Marlborough including West Coast South