Bealey Spur
Bealey Spur
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Anna
Christchurch, New Zealand87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
We thought we would see fairy’s flying around it was so magical.
Amazing nature to find and stunning views on clear day.
We went 1km past hut but be aware on day light during the shorter days
Written 8 May 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Passing through the Canterbury Plains and the Southern Alps from Arthur’s Pass which offers a fantastic combination of mountains, weaving rivers and beech forest.
Written 27 February 2021
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CoeliacAdventurer
Brampton, UK194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Amazing walk! Starts off winding uphill through beautiful native forest, then out onto the grassy tops. Even from part way up you can get amazing views up and down the valley, with mountains in all directions. Carry on up across a bog and through more forest until you get to the Bealey Hut where you can stay overnight (check DOC website for payment/rules). There is a toilet here and drinking water from a tank, although they suggest you boil the water before drinking. You don't get good views from the hut, but if you have time I would recommend continuing on across the grassy clearing, through the forest and out onto the ridgeline at the top. There are good views from anywhere on this ridgeline, but for the best views, keep going up until you get to the big stone cairn. Breathtaking 360 degree views from up there! Some people continued their walk further along the ridge from that point, but as it was very cold and windy, I headed back down the same way I came.

This is a long walk (5-6 hours) which does go quite steeply uphill, so be aware of that when planning your day. I would recommend proper sturdy hiking boots to save your feet and prevent twisted ankles. The path was also quite wet in several areas when I went, so keep that in mind.
Written 5 June 2020
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RandiFayeC
Longwood, FL1,036 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Hiked here with our fantastic Backroads group. We made it the musterers hut - had a nice picnic, chatted with lovely ladies (seniors) from Australia and decided to stop there. The last mile is really steep but we heard the views were awesome.
It was very sunny - make sure you have sunscreen.
Written 17 March 2020
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Daniel L
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
It had snowed fairly heavily the night before so the usual trail was hidden, but the are marked poles to guide you do this wasn't a massive problem.

The track starts by going through a fair bit of somewhat swampy forest with some sections requiring you to walk over logs lying in fairly deep puddles, then after a while takes you further into larger, clearer areas exposed to snow. It starts quite rocky, with water flowing down the track, then gradually becomes more snowy (and occasionally icy) after you leave the denser forest and continue up towards the hut.

Definitely wear walking boots in winter (ideally waterproof) and take a good waterproof jacket as the weather is quite changeable up there.

As long as you're reasonably fit you'll be rewarded with some amazing views!
Written 17 July 2019
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W2008ZLannat
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We hiked this on a day when it was raining all around us, but not here. The lodge where we were staying had told us this track often was spared some of the western rains. The hike involved some climbing, but nothing too difficult. And there are some views going up to the hut (the endpoint), but not from the hut.
Written 6 April 2019
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Christine H
Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Allow a full day for a return trip. It's a solid walk that moves up a steady incline to the flat spot to the old hutt. To get to the top for the most amazing 360 views you have another 45-60 minutes of steep rocky uneven ground. It's difficult to find a track from here. There was a snow melt and you had to pick a track through bogg and a bit of snow on the ground. I almost gave up but glad I kept going thanks to my sons encouragement. Requires a good level of fitness. Do training on steps and hills and wear tramping boots. One of the best views you'd find but not an easy one day track. Picture taken sitting at top of spur.
Written 31 March 2019
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Catherine B
Christchurch, New Zealand388 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This track has a more gentle grade than some of the other tracks in the region. After some initial climbing there is a bluff from which there are fabulous views of the Waimakariri and Bealey Rivers. Climbing further up, one is rewarded with great views of the Waiamakariri River. The Bealey Spur Hut is a quaint former musterers' hut which one can stay in for free. If you are feeling energetic, you can carry on up to the top of the peak behind the hut for more views of the surrounding area. A very pleasant and rewarding walk.
Written 5 March 2019
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Jirka Kotek
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic150 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
One of two hikes we did in AP. Other being the Avalanche peak.
This one is not very demanding but offers a beautiful view to the valey. From parking to the hut and back it is around 4 hours. Take a sunscreen :-)
Written 12 February 2019
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Bryan B
Auckland Central, New Zealand326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
With limited time available we grabbed a packed lunch and walked up the Bealey Spur Track. It was raining in Arthurs Pass but this track is far enough east to miss the rain hanging over the Southern Alps. About an hour up there was a good spot for lunch with views down the valley. This was the furthest we had time to get to but was well worth it. The track is in good condition and an easy gradient. Even of you only go up a short distance there are various viewpoints to give you the alpine experience.
Written 13 January 2019
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