St Arnaud sits on the edge of Lake Rotoiti against a stunning backdrop of mountains. It’s the perfect base for exploring the Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand’s second largest. There are plenty of ways to discover the park, from magnificent hiking trails to kayaking, river rafting, mountain biking, horse trekking and 4WD quad biking.
From St Arnaud, it's a short trip to Blenheim, the heart of wine-growing Marlborough. With more than 20 wineries within driving distance and a pleasing selection of cafes, restaurants, pubs, shops and golf courses, there is something for everyone. Character accommodation is another Blenheim delight – everything from homestays to boutique hotels.