Top Adventures in Arthur's Pass

  • Backpack to the Waimak Falls Hut

    Begin this two night (one night option) tramping trip from the Bealey Bridge over the Waimakariri River – approximately 8 kilometers south of Arthur’s Pass. If river levels are low and you prefer cutting through the river valley itself – crossing ...

    13 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Winter Mountaineering in Arthur's Pass

    Several mountaineering routes start right off the road in Arthur's Pass making it a great alpine training ground with nearly endless opportunities. Many of the routes are just hiking routes in summer, but in winter snow piles up to transform them ...

  • Backpack to Lake Mavis

    DAY 1Greyneys Shelter (SH73) – Goat Pass - 5h / 9km (5.6mi) / +400m (1300ft) The route starts here, near Greyneys Shelter on SH73, 5 km (3.1mi) south of Arthur’s Pass Village. You will need to cross Bealey River after it meets the Mingha River, b...

    16.8 miles 3937 ft gain

  • Hike to Devils Punchbowl Falls, Arthur's Pass

    An awesome 1 hr return walk in natural New Zealand bush. At the apex of the track is the fantastic Devils Punchbowl Falls with water constantly plummeting 131 metres off of the edge of the hill face above which can be seen from the main road throu...

    1.2 miles 492.1 ft gain

  • Hike up Avalanche Peak

    There are actually two trails leading up to the summit: the Avalanche Peak Track and Scott's Track. The former begins at the Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre while the latter begins down the main road, across from the Devil's Punchbowl Falls (less tha...

    6.2 miles 3444.9 ft gain

  • Hike the Temple Basin Ski Field

    Arthur's Pass National Park is an extraordinary area of New Zealand's South Island, nearly untouched, with accessible trails into the mountain pass, which is part of New Zealand's "Southern Alps". This trail leads into the free ski camp, a basin t...

    4.3 miles 3300 ft gain

  • Hike the Avalanche Peak - Crow River Valley Traverse

    The beginning starts with the popular day hike climb up Avalanche Peak in Arthur’s Pass, NZ. You can view that route on the Outbound here. Scott’s Track up is a bit longer but less steep and with better views so I’d recommend taking that up. Shoul...

    2.3 miles -2624.7 ft gain

  • Hike to Mount Aicken Summit

    The trail starts at the carpark to the famous Devils Punchbowl Falls and heads up towards the falls themselves before taking a turn up and to the right. You'll pass through the forest before the trees lower in height and you'll have amazing views ...

    3 miles 3608.9 ft gain

  • Hike to Summit of Mount Bealey

    The hike to Mount Bealey starts in the town of Arthurs Pass at 750m above sea level. Take the road back towards Christchurch from the centre of the village and you'll cross a river, take the first right and head up Mount Bealey Road until you see ...

    5 miles 3608.9 ft gain

  • Climb Mount B'Limit

    Begin your adventure by hiking up the Temple Basin Ski Field access trail. Continue beyond the Ski huts to the upper basin below Mt Temple and B'Limit. Continue hiking under the rope tows to the saddle where the views will surly take your breath a...

    6 miles 4000 ft gain

  • Overnight at the Barker Hut

    Begin at Klondyke Corner if the Waimakariri is low or at the O'Malley's Track if the river is too high to ford safely. After walking through the Waimakariri River to the Carrington Hut and on up the White River Valley you’ll reach this tiny red hu...

    29.8 miles 3018.4 ft gain

  • Backpack to Carrington Hut

    With peaks rising thousands of meters on every side of you and a wide-open valley to tramp in, the hike to Carrington Hut does feel quite like you're walking in a movie set. After walking a day up the Waimakariri Valley you'll reach this 36-bunk D...

    11 miles 350 ft gain

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