Hike to Devils Punchbowl Falls, Arthur's Pass

Devils Punchbowl Trailhead

Beautiful walk through New Zealand bush to a fantastic waterfall.

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 find, an adventure for everyone visiting the area.

Pack List

Essentials for this trip include:

  • Food and water
  • Warm clothes in colder months from march through til september as the weather can be unpredictable in the area.
  • Map, visit the Arthurs Pass information centre to learn more about the area.
  • Camera
  • Good company, bringing a friend or two or ten can make the trip even better!
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RT Distance 1.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 492.1 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Food Nearby
Forest
Waterfall
Wildlife

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👌🏽

Easy walk, a little steep stairs.Definitely worth checking out

Side Trip

Great little side trip to an impressive waterfall. Easy track to follow, only 30 minutes, not a bad way to fill a morning. I was able to do this and another trek in the area in the same day.


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