Braeburn Walk, Lake Rotoroa

Braeburn Walk, Lake Rotoroa

Nelson Lakes National Park



2 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

289 Walking

11 St Arnaud


Time: 2 hr return

This walk leads along a wide and well graded track through a diverse remnant of beech and tall podocarp forest rich in bird life, then zigzags up to a picturesque mossy waterfall.

The track starts 400 m west along Braeburn Road from the Gowan River Bridge. Initially the track follows the remains of a road constructed in the 1950s during the hydro-electric investigations. Flanking the flat section at the beginning of the walk is a grove of distinctive fuchsia trees forming a natural avenue.


Feature Value Info


South IslandNelson RegionSt Arnaud


  • Walking
  • Free



Rocket's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

If you're after a mindful walk in a magical forest this one is for you. We went there early in the morning on a sunny day. Candy for your mind.
Short easy walk.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ulf's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Nice walk, well maintained, very natural, leads of a nice waterfall, takes about 2 hours return.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016