Explore St Arnaud & Nelson Lakes
There's plenty do all year round in Nelson Lakes and the surrounding area. Tophouse Inn is less than 10 minutes drive from the village of St Arnaud and the stunningly beautiful Nelson Lakes National Park.
Canoe, kayak, sail or swim
Ski or snowboard
More to do
Lake Rotoiti Water Taxis
Your wilderness link
The iconic Lake Rotoiti water taxi service has been operating since 1930. Lake Rotoiti Water Taxis takes pride in providing our passengers with a safe, comofrtable and enjoyable journey. Our purpose built Naiad RIB vessels are coupled with low emission four stroke outboard motors.
- Lake tours
- Water taxi
- Trampers shuttle
- Kayak hire
- Scheduled summer ferry service
DoC information centre
Find things to do and places to stay
Nelson Lakes National Park is situated in the north of New Zealand’s South Island. The gateway to the park is St Arnaud, a 1-2 hour drive from Nelson or Blenheim. See DoC for:
- Park Information
- Visitor brochures
- Walking tracks
- Nature and conservation
- History & culture
Bullock Road Bows
Your archery adventure begins here
Bullock Road Bows are makers of traditional archery gear.
Ed Shaw is rapidly acquiring an international reputation for his custom made knives and bows. His unique styling and handcrafted detail has proven popular with people looking for a tool built to last, and also with collectors looking to cash in on something special while his bow prices remain very affordable
- Bow building courses
- Sheath making course
- Shop (knives, archery supplies, locally made handcrafts
- Guided archery course
- Birthday parties, school & corporate groups
Where nature is your adventure
Camille and Adrien invite you to join them on an unforgettable ride in this outdoor activity they call ‘Canyoning Aotearoa’; jumping, sliding, swimming, zip-lining and abseiling off waterfalls as you take in the magnificent surrounding views – it really does have to be seen to be believed!
Their expertise and experience will keep you safe, confident and build your skills. Canyoning is a challenge, but one that comes with ultimate rewards!