Area: 102,000 hectares
A compact alpine park accessible from Nelson or the West
Coast, with beech forests, rivers and glacial lakes (Rotoiti and Rotoroa).
Year-round scenic walks, tramping, mountaineering, ski mountaineering,
ice skating, hunting, fishing, sailing and canoeing.
This relatively small park offers one the best enjoyment/effort
ratio, from day walks to 10 day circuits or more. The Travers valley is
a delight for the keen tramper. Most rivers are bridged, tracks are well
marked and superbly maintained. Long circuits can take you over Travers
saddle to the Sabine valley, and from there to the more remote d'Urville
valley via Moss pass.