Nelson Lakes NP

Heading to St Arnaud for a tramp up and along Roberts Ridge to Lake Angelus and back via Speargrass Creek Track, we took the Rainbow Road from Hanmer for a more interesting approach than your average state highway.
With gale force winds and rain forecast for the middle of our three available days, we packed books and playing cards, and ended up having the 26 bunk Angelus Hut to ourselves for the day, sandwiched by a great tramp in and out. Tramping on the Nelson Lakes tops is highly recommended; we were surprised how different it is from the Canterbury High Country.