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Arthur's Pass Walking Track

Punchbowl Road | Off State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-318 9211
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Easy rainforest walk

If you like waterfalls this is for you. Photo opportunities abound. At the end cross the road and... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Grahame S
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NICE WALKING TRACK IN THE RAIN FOREST

We parked in the parking area on the edge of Arthur's Pass and crossed a bridge to get on the... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
DarylJ552
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Carlsbad, California
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Punchbowl Road | Off State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

If you like waterfalls this is for you. Photo opportunities abound. At the end cross the road and walk up the Bewley valley track then return to the village. The same way.

1  Thank Grahame S
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We parked in the parking area on the edge of Arthur's Pass and crossed a bridge to get on the walking track. The rainforest was fairly thick and there were lots of small waterfalls and creeks along the way. It was a lot less crowded...More

Thank DarylJ552
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Hike to Avalanche Peak is a must if you are in Arthur's Pass. It is an easy and well marked hike, bit exposed in the upper reaches and the round trip should not take more than 4 hours. Great views from the summit of the...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Here's a mostly easy and gentle walk that will take you through subalpine forest to the Bridal Veil Falls overlook and onward (across SH 73) to Avalanche Creek, where water cascades over tiers of rocky ledges set against the picturesque backdrop of old-growth mountain beech....More

1  Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful walk. The tracks are well maintained, the bird life, the bush, and the nature is stunning. We visited in summer. The beautiful Rata was in flower. In Spring, Autumn, and Winter the life and scenery tell totally different stories. We will return to enjoy...More

1  Thank ecotravelz
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

The destination can hardly be called a ''pass'' at 900 meters above sea level. You also have to be aware that this is at the bottom of a fairly steep valley on both sides. Hence normal hiking, without climbing steep mountain sides is not possible....More

Thank kuede
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We went part way along the track as we wanted to see the Bridal Veil Falls. The views along the track were beautiful with numerous stops for photographs. We only went as far as a lookout where we could view the falls and did not...More

1  Thank DavidGA986
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I am not a seasoned walker (to put it mildly!) but the half an hour or so walk to see the waterfall was worth every second of a mostly uphill walk. It is breathtaking and has to be seen to be believed. The scenery along...More

1  Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This a pleasant easy grade one way walk of an hour or so. It is a lovely introduction to our fantastic beech forest. It is well graded and easy to do in traners.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Lots of stairs so take your time because the view is worth it. We were the only ones up there at the time and it was amazing. Safe track so suitable for children.

Thank LilyRose96
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