Hogs Back Track
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Rosemary V
Rotorua, New Zealand72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Our family of 6 older adults enjoyed a half day here. Parking and WC at start of track with good signage. Mostly flat walk towards the rocks. Can choose challenging climbing, various levels of fitness catered for. Incredible rocks and vistas. Had a picnic lunch at the end. Easily spent several hours here. Good to see some people doing real climbing. Highly recommend a visit. Take layers sunhat and sunscreen for variable temperatures.
Written 18 October 2020
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand50,610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We drove from Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch. We stopped at Castle Hill to see the rock formations. We we spent about two hours there. The rock formations are beautiful. We hiked around to the back and hiked up to the top. The views are amazing.
Written 28 February 2020
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Travelove58
15,599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
An interesting sprawling formations of rocks over a hilly terrain.

Makes one wonder how so many rocks of different shapes & sizes could just sit anchored on the uneven & sloppy terrain - some were so huge one might think it could just rolled down at the slightest tremor.

Again this is another natural wonder of NZ.

Written 26 February 2020
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Grux
Mooloolaba, Australia499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
A stop off on Arthur’s Pass. Spent a couple of hours walking and exploring the rock formations.
Fascinating area to visit and check out.
Spread out so plenty of opportunity to find an area to explore without the masses.
Toilet at car park if needed.
Written 13 January 2020
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Nicole V
Brooklyn, NY29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I can't find a listing for the rocks, so I'll post our review here: what a great stop on our drive through Arthur's Pass! An easy walk up the hill leads to incredible views and really cool rock formations. 100% worth the stop. I would suggest putting on hiking shoes - the walk isn't difficult but some ankle support and stability around the rocks would be good to have.
Written 20 October 2019
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,871 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
To clarify, this is NOT the same as the rocks at Castle Hill. This is on the opposite side of the road and further away. It's just a walking trail.

You drive past the village until you get to a dirt one-way track, which our small car could handle just fine. There's a small parking lot that can fit maybe 6-8 cars. We walked the path for a little bit but there just wasn't anything that interesting to see. We finally turned around after 15-20 minutes of walking and went back to our car.
Written 10 March 2019
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Nigel S
Lightwater, UK5,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Our NZ cousins took us here as one of their favourite places and wow, it soon became ours. A geologist's delight with boulders in a formation that really makes the imagination run wild. You can just sit, climb the huge rock formations or picnic like we did. This was one of the places where they filmed the rabbits pulling the sled in Lord of the Rings.
An absolute must do!
Written 1 March 2019
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Steven T
Saint Paul, Minnesota, Usa44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We stopped here while travelling through Arthur's Pass. It was a surprising find of jumbled rocks and great vistas. The geologists in our group were fascinated and spent a lot of time examining and conferring. The rest of us just enjoyed it.
Written 31 January 2019
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ladybugsSydney
sydney1,954 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
We visited Castle Hill following a good dumping of snow the night before. The snow was too deep to get far along the walking track, but it was great to just see the rocks and the beautiful countryside all white!
Written 4 November 2018
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Dr_Rebecca_P
Anaheim, CA204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
If driving past, this is a great place to stop and explore. It is a site of crazy looking rock and boulder formations. Not seen anything like it before. It was a good work-out- no need for hiking equipment. The site was free with lots of parking space too.
Written 18 August 2018
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