Arthur's Pass National Park Things to Do

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  • 1. Castle Hill

    Look familiar? Castle Hill was the site of the battle scens in the movie 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe'. It is in a privately owned station on the road from Christchurch...

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  • 2. The Arthur's Pass Road

    On leaving Arthur's Pass State Highway 73 runs through Otira Gorge over the Otira Viaduct. After climbing down from the mountains you have a choice. Follow SH 73 along the Taramakau River to Kamara...

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  • 3. Arthur's Pass Village

    I found this sign (I collect photos of funny or interesting signs from around the world) in the Parking lot of Arthurs' Pass, where our cruise bus was parked for our excursion into the mountains. It...

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  • 4. Tramping in Arthur's Pass NP

    It rained on our Arthur's Pass hike maybe half the time, but we still got some rays coming through, and hey, when you are there from USA only for the day, you take what you can get and be happy! My...

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  • 5. Otira Gorge & viaduct

    The Otira Gorge is west of Arthur's Pass. It is a steep gorge and until recently was only able to be traversed by a narrow winding road that was dangerous due...

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  • 6. The Department of Conservation

    A must see while in the past for either 20mins or 2 days is the Department of Conservation office (or as us Kiwis say "DOC" as in the dwarf).There is heaps of...

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  • 7. Enjoy the Keas

    Endemic to the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Kea is the world’s only alpine parrot. One of the world’s most intelligent creatures, the Kea is a notorious...

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  • 8. Cheeky Keas

    Keas are native alpine parrots, and like all parrots, they are intelligent, cheeky and mischevious. In particular, they seem to have a real fondness for rubber,...

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  • 9. Lake Lyndon

    I dithered for a while - should Lake Lyndon be Things To Do or Off The Beaten Path? Well, it isn't really off the beaten path - you are going to drive right by...

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  • 10. Drive around...

    Make sure you stop off at some of the lookouts along the way on your drive from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass...there is so much to see along the way!!! The...

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  • 11. Acrons Tree?

    This is the first time I have seen an acrons tree. These has dried up in time for Christmas decoration at home.I was so tempted to bring home a big one but I...

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  • 12. Arthur's Pass - Mt Rolleston

    Every visitor to Arthur’s Pass can enjoy the magnificant sceneries because it is so close to hand. From the highway you can view Mt Rolleston which rises...

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  • 13. No Access

    Just opposite the Castle Hill is the Castle Hill Station. Castle Hill Station is a working farm, no access.The backdrop is a beautiful mountain. The farm is...

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  • 14. the outdoors

    just don't drive like the devil is behind you, stop the car, get out, have a picnic better.....take a walk, explore whats beyond the road. Castle Hill, Cave...

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  • 15. Tranzalpine Express

    It is cold and wet as we stand on the train station, and we wait and wait and wait. Eventually the train turns up, 40 minutes late.We have reserved seats, and...

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  • 16. Steep roads

    I had been sleeping all the way from Franz Josef Glacier, but once we start to climb up through Arthur's Pass, I defy anybody to sleep. It is so steep, with the...

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  • 17. Visitor Information Centre

    The Visitor information centre is a great place to start your trip or adventure in the region, with a lot of maps and information to be found here. There's also...

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  • 18. Bealey Spur

    This is a great day hike or overnight trip just out of Arthurs Pass. Bealey Spur starts just before the Bealey Pub and heads upwards through Beech Forest to a...

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  • 19. Lake Lyndon

    You will come across Lake Lyndon on State Highway 73.A fishing license must be produced for fishing in the Lake.Trout and Salmon could be found in the Lake.

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  • 20. Waimakariri

    you can also walk on the stony river bed, looking for Greenstone which is sometimes swept from the Rainforest Rivers of the West Coast into the Waimak....is...

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  • 21. The township

    We have a quick look around the little town and its visitor's centre, before making our way to the train station. There is a three dimentional model of the park...

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  • 22. Perilous conditions

    It all looks very perilous, with the road snaking itself up the mounatin, clinging to the hillside by its bare teeth. Quite an experience. I am convinced that...

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  • 23. Bridal Veil Waterfall

    Bridal Veil Tracks lead to spectacular waterfalls.This one we saw when walking back to Arthurs Pass town...Personally, think it's a unique one...

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