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The Best Hiking in Bealey

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Top hiking spots in and near Bealey

  • Bealey, New Zealand

    Hike Arthur's Pass' Bealey Spur

    4.5
    7.5 mi / 1720 ft gain
    This moderately difficult climb affords amazing views of the Waimakariri River Valley as well as Bruce Stream. It is not an incredibly difficult hike, although in winter and early spring there will be snow and ice on the ground, making it more challenging. There are few vertical cliff faces, and ...
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  • Bealey, New Zealand

    Hike Lagoon Saddle

    5 mi / 1200 ft gain
    Round trip about 5 hours including stops to enjoy the views and take pictures, it was a perfect day hike in the full sun compared to the rest of the park. The track starts out by heading uphill, and it doesn’t really stop until you get to the saddle. The first hour of the track is all through bee...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Overnight at the Barker Hut

    5.0
    29.8 mi / 3018.4 ft gain
    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 hut that stands out in its precarious position as a ...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Backpack to Carrington Hut

    11 mi / 350 ft gain
    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 DOC hut, which requires a DOC hut pass to stay the ...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Hike to Summit of Mount Bealey

    5.0
    5 mi / 3608.9 ft gain
    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 a car park on the right hand side.From here the hi...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Backpack to the Waimak Falls Hut

    13 mi / 2000 ft gain
    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 the Waimak at need – begin at Klondyke Corner. A s...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Backpack to Lake Mavis

    16.8 mi / 3937 ft gain
    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, but don't try to cross the river if the Bealey Rive...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Hike to Devils Punchbowl Falls, Arthur's Pass

    4.5
    1.2 mi / 492.1 ft gain
    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 through Arthur's Pass. Very well signed and easy to fin...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Hike up Avalanche Peak

    4.0
    6.2 mi / 3444.9 ft gain
    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 than 1 km south of the visitor centre). Both trails b...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Hike the Temple Basin Ski Field

    4.0
    4.3 mi / 3300 ft gain
    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 that allows for good speed and access. The hike gai...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Hike the Avalanche Peak - Crow River Valley Traverse

    2.3 mi / -2624.7 ft gain
    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. Should only take around 2-3 hours, but you’ll want to s...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Hike to Mount Aicken Summit

    5.0
    3 mi / 3608.9 ft gain
    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 across to the south over to Mount Rolleston and Av...
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  • Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

    Climb Mount B'Limit

    6 mi / 4000 ft gain
    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 away.Once at the saddle mount the ridge-top to clim...
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  • Craigieburn Forest Park, New Zealand

    Hike to Hamilton Peak's Summit

    7.5 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
    Park at the Craggyburn Valley Trailhead for a longer, more scenic hike, or continue driving to the Ski Field Parking at the road's end.The trail follows the true right bank of Craggieburn Valley as it climbs through a thick and scenic beech forest. After an hour it reaches the bush edge just shor...
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  • Castle Hill, New Zealand

    Climb Mt. Cloudsley

    5.0
    8.7 mi / 3937 ft gain
    Park at the Hogsback Trailhead in Castle Hill Village. Follow the Hogsback trail by staying to the right at both upcoming "Y" intersections. Once you reach the bush edge, Long Spur and Mt Cloudsley come into view. Break off from the trail aiming for the toe of Long Spur. Then climb along the cres...
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  • Castle Hill, New Zealand

    Hike Mt. Cheeseman

    9.9 mi / 4265.1 ft gain
    Follow the Hogsback Track until you reach the clearing just after the Waterfall Creek crossing. Hike through the clearing towards the toe of Mt Cheeseman's east ridge.Work your way up the ridge by linking a network of tussock slopes, ledges, scree slopes snow patches and crumbly rock. Eventually ...
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