Here are a range of services that you might want to use while staying with us at the St. Arnaud House.

Lake Rotoiti Water Taxis

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

Phone or text Hamish, +64 021 702278

Nelson Lakes Shuttles  03 547 6896 Mobile 0275 476 896

Korimako Studio

Paintings in oil and watercolor by Jan Thomson.
10 Rangeview Rd St Arnaud
+64 3 5211999

St Arnaud Alpine Store

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

Phone Elaine & Alan, +64 03 5211854

Dine Hard Cafe / Restaurant. St Arnaud Village

Phone Paul +64 03 5211953

Alpine Lodge Restaurant. St Arnaud Village

Phone +64 03 5211869

Rainbow Ski Area

Less than 2 hours drive from Nelson or Blenheim, Rainbow is accessed from   State Highway 63 between Blenheim and St Arnaud. Rainbow Ski Area is perched high in the St Arnaud Range and boasts spectacular views from the top of the ski field. Readily accessible by road, the ski field has slopes and facilities to suit all levels of skiing and snow boarding. The season runs from July through to early October (depending on snow conditions).

Department of Conservation - Nelson Lakes National Park

A well-resourced Visitor Centre at St Arnaud / Lake Rotoiti, this is where detailed information can be found on the tracks, huts, fauna and bird life, in and around the Nelson Lakes National Park.
Fishing Licenses: Fish and Game fishing licenses can be purchased from the Visitor Centre, one- to four-day and whole-of-season licenses are available.
Hunting Permits: Permits to hunt on conservation land in the Tasman Conservatory area can be obtained from the Visitor Centre (a valid firearms license is needed).
Back Country Huts
A list of all huts in the Nelson Lakes area with sleeping capacity, category, facilities,  and grid reference, etc.
Hut Pass Information
Hut passes are available to purchase from the Nelson Lakes National Park Visitor Centre at St Arnaud. 

Nelson Marlborough 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

We promote safe, responsible use of firearms, and a respect for native flora and fauna. We believe in the principle of public ownership of wildlife.

Our aim is to keep you informed with hunting-related news of interest to members, potential members, and the public.

New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association

The New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association Inc has over fifty members, functions under a strict Code of Ethics, with processes and procedures in place requiring the highest possible professional and safe practices by members.  The safety of clients, professional performance of members, the conducting of hunts in the highest possible ethical manner, are all demanded of members.

New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association

The fresh water fishery in New Zealand is unique in the world. There is no other place on earth with the water clarity and size of the trout you will find here. This combination provides unparalleled sight fishing opportunities: hunting and stalking with a fly rod, walking up stream in the pursuit of large, wild brown and rainbow trout.

Gentle Cycling Company

Nelson and Richmond; Enjoy the art of slow travel and experience around Nelson on a comfortable bicycle. Spend a day riding quiet town or country roads and cycleways, and discover wineries, country pubs, historic buildings, ceramic studios, gardens and beaches. Phone or text Rose