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Arthur's Pass Walks

Explore diverse alpine vegetation, waterfalls, and stunning alpine vistas with a great range of walks in Arthur's Pass.

Arthur's Pass Historical Walk

Leisurely walk around historic sites in Arthur's Pass Village.

Time to complete
1.5 hours return.

Starting point
Visitor Centre.

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Arthur's Pass Walking Track

Highlighting the best of Arthur’s Pass. Enjoy a view of the Dobson Memorial at Arthur’s Pass summit.

Time to complete
1 hour 20 minutes (one way).

Starting point
Start at the Punchbowl, Bealey Chasm (Jacks Hut) or Temple Basin car parks to walk all or part of the track and return the same way.

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Bealey Spur

Stunning red-flowering mistletoe/Pirirangi during summer. Expansive views of Waimakariri River valley and surrounding mountains.

Time to complete
4-6 hours return or 2 days return if staying overnight (2-3 hours walking per day).

Starting point
The end of Cloudesley Road, off the main highway near the Bealey Hotel, 14 km south of Arthur's Pass Village.

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Cockayne Nature Walk

Rough loop track that winds through diverse podcarp broadleaf forest of the West Coast.

Time to complete
30 minutes return.

Starting point
Car park at the end of the side road, just on the west side of the Kellys Creek State Highway 73 bridge, 17 km west of Arthur's Pass.

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Devils Punchbowl Waterfall

The most popular walk in Arthur’s Pass. Spectacular views of the waterfall.

Time to complete
1 hour return.

Starting point
A signpost just north of Arthur's Chalet points to the carpark where the walk starts. Return the same way.

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Millennium Walk

A great walk suitable for prams. Enjoy views of Avalanche Creek Waterfall.

Time to complete: 10 minutes return
Starting point: Beside the Visitor Centre

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Mt Aicken

Passes an old pipeline that fed an electricity generator for rail tunnel construction.

Time to complete:
3-4 hours return to bushline - a track for advanced trampers.

Starting point:
Devils Punchbowl Waterfall car park. The turnoff is signposted 15 minutes up the Devils Punchbowl Waterfall track.

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Mt Cassidy (Cons Track)

Good views of Arthur's Pass Village at end of track.

Time to complete:
3-4 hours return to bushline. This track is for advanced trampers.

Starting point:
Devils Punchbowl car park.

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Old Coach Road

Pleasant forest walk, suitable for all-terrain baby buggies.

Time to complete:
30 minutes return.

Starting point:
Starts and finishes near Greyneys Shelter, 6 km south of Arthur’s Pass village.

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Otira Valley

View of summer alpine flowers. Climbs over an old glacial moraine and subalpine scrub and tussock.

Time to complete:
2 hours return to footbridge
Starting point: The track leaves from a car park beside State Highway 73, just north of Arthur's Pass summit.

Key highlights:
View of summer alpine flowers
Climbs over an old glacial moraine and subalpine scrub and tussock.

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