Lake Rotoiti Jetty

  • Saint Arnaud
  • Landmarks & Hotspots

Lake Rotoiti is one of 16 lakes in the Nelson Lakes National Park and is certainly a drawcard for visitors to the alpine village of St Arnaud.

The jetty that enters the stunning glacial waters of Lake Rotoiti is quite possibly one of the most regularly photographed locations in the wider Nelson Tasman region. From the view to the snow-capped mountains in winter, to wharf-jumping in the summer, vibrant sunsets in the autumn and stargazing in spring, the scenery here is stunning to capture all year round.

But a walk down the jetty isn’t the only reason to visit the lake. There are plenty of walking tracks around the waters edge, including a day trip out to the 40m Whisky Falls. Boating, water-skiing, fishing, swimming and kayaking are also popular activities for those who want to get amongst the water-based surroundings.

How to get there: The Lake Rotoiti jetty is located at the end of Kerr Bay Road in the alpine village of St Arnaud.

Photo credits: www.nelsontasman.nz

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