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Angelus Circuit is a 24.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saint Arnaud, Nelson-Tasman, New Zealand that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

Length 24.3 mi Elevation gain 5,849 ft Route type Loop

Backpacking

Hiking

Walking

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Wonderful forest, sparkling cascades, a magnificent glacial lake in a snowy setting - this circuit has it all.

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Reviews (8)
Photos (135)
Recordings (3)
Completed (10)
Gergo Molnar
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Hiking

Did the track clockwise, the first part (lakehead track) is easy walking along the lake, ends in a nice and long swingbridge. The next part (cascade track) moderately gains altitude at the beginning, then after 20 kilometers of walking comes the hiking part. Really nice streams fall down on the craggy area, but you need to be careful when it’s windy up there, considering that your legs are not that fresh after 20km. Once you have gained 600-700m altitude, you reach Angelus hut which sits next to a beautiful lake. The surrounding is awesome, it is hard to stop staring it through the windows. If the weather is nice, take the robert’s ridge track on the second day, the view is beautiful all along the way. Some parts are rocky and steepy, they reqiure stable legs and some hiking experience.

Chri StophL
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Great walk, nice hut! Hut and campsite was booked, Butter we gave it a go. Hut keeper said, that it is possible to tent at the official campground, but we have to pay the double (20 NZD pp.), There is also a freedom campground 5 min behind the hut. We chose this and were allowed to use toiletts and water form the hut. Lakewater is also drinkable and you should jump inside, it's really great!

Vincent Belliard
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Hiking

11 hours for this loop, take care with the wind near st robert summit and prepare to have your shoes wet for the track near the lake !

Maria Kendall
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First to Review

Amazing views, interesting and diverse tracks, nice huts.

Netanel Levine
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Benen Khan
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Hiking
Byron W
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Greg M.
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