VISIT Nelson Lakes National Park:
Nelson Lakes National Park was established in 1959, and has a total area of 251,751 acres (393 square miles, or 1,019 square kilometers).
|Address||View Road, St Arnaud, South Island, 7072|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Nelson Lakes National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Nelson Lakes National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Nelson Lakes National Park are January, February, March & April.
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Nelson Lakes National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Nelson Lakes National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Nelson Lakes National Park.
|Kahurangi National Park||96 km|
|Paparoa National Park||101 km|
|Arthur’s Pass National Park||130 km|
|Westland Tai Poutini National Park||263 km|
|Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park||266 km|
|Egmont National Park||318 km|
|Whanganui National Park||353 km|
|Abel Tasman National Park||393 km|
|Tongariro National Park||393 km|
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Nelson Lakes National Park.
|Christchurch International Airport||CHC||Christchurch,||171 km|
|Wellington International Airport||WLG||Wellington,||192 km|
|Auckland International Airport||AKL||Auckland,||579 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Nelson Lakes National Park.
|Nelson Airport||NSN||Nelson,||87 km|
|Westport Airport||WSZ||,||91 km|
|Woodbourne Airport||BHE||Blenheim,||112 km|
|Hokitika Airfield||HKK||,||161 km|
|Timaru Airport||TIU||,||286 km|
|Wanganui Airport||WAG||Wanganui,||298 km|
|Palmerston North Airport||PMR||,||307 km|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.