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Arthur's Pass & Selwyn

From Mountains to Sea

The Selwyn district stretches from the Southern Alps to the sea, and is bound by the braided Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers providing a variety of breathtaking scenery along the way.

Take time to experience Selwyn’s local cafés, farmers’ markets, wineries and lodges. Meet local artisans and taste their fresh produce crafted from the land.

Explore one the many walking and cycling tracks from the peaks of Arthur’s Pass to the shores of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere.

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See & Do in Arthur's Pass & Selwyn


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Stay in Arthur's Pass & Selwyn


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Cheese Platter in Selwyn

Delicious Local Produce

Check out the delicious food and drink on offer at restaurants, farmers’ markets and wineries. Meet local artisans and taste their fresh produce crafted from the land.

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Temple Basin

Ski Selwyn

Selwyn is home to six ski fields all with unique character and style. Suitable for all abilities from beginners to advanced – experience uncrowded slopes and have a great time in the mountains.

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Willows Biking

Bike the Tracks

Explore one of the many walking or biking tracks around the district from flat land and small peaks to mountain ranges.

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Family on the Port Hills


This place is a vast treasure trove of landscapes and experiences. Towering mountains give way to endless coastlines, rugged bush and unique land formations. Character towns and vibrant cities are gathering places of culture and activity. Christchurch – it’s just the beginning.


Explore by Foot

Couple at Devils Punchbowl

Arthur's Pass Walks

Explore the range of walks in and around Arthur's Pass.

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Selwyn Cave Stream Walk

Walks on the way to Arthur's Pass

The Selwyn district has a number of short walks ranging from 10 minute walking tracks to 2-4 hour return tramping tracks and half day tracks.

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Rakaia Gorge Walkway

Lake Coleridge and Rakaia Walks

Discover the history of the area with a great range of tracks from easy walks to longer day hikes.

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Rail Trail

Southbridge, Lincoln and Leeston Walks

Discover a broad range of native bird and wildlife and historical landmarks on these easy walking tracks.

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Castle Hill

Take a Day Trip to Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass is all about nature and scenery and there's plenty of both to explore!

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