Located in the Nelson Tasman region of New Zealand's beautiful south island, Nelson Lakes National Park is an enchanting landscape of rocky peaks, lush green forests and breathtaking glacial lakes. Established in 1956, the park was named after its main attractions - the Rotoiti and Rotoroa lakes - around which it is centred. It covers an area of over 1,000 square kilometres and includes several valley and mountain ranges such as Saint Arnaud Range and Mount Robert. Visitors to Nelson Lakes National Park will also be able to see much of the local wildlife including many chamois, bats and hares. Nelson Lakes National Park is a popular spot for camping, boating and mountaineering and also offers numerous walking tracks and hikes for all types of travellers.
Around 1 – 2 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The surrounding scenery
Though designated prayer facilities at Nelson Lakes National Park will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of private area will be available around the park to use during prayer times. Travellers will have to keep in mind that there are no known mosques in Nelson and might need to travel to some of the prominent cities nearby.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Nelson Lakes National Park can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Nelson. Akbaba’s, The Boat Shed Café, Falafel Gourmet, Café Olive, Relish and Hopgood’s are a few popular Halal restaurants in Nelson. Muslim travellers will also be able to find a wealth of seafood options in Nelson since it is the largest fishing port in the entire Australasian region.