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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Punchbowl Road | Off State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-318 9211
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was a bit disappointed in this track. Whilst it is relatively easy the first half us through bush so you can't see much and the second half is next to the road. The return distance (as it's a there and back) is 6.4km. However,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jasmine38Chichester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice easy walk for most people with a short hill. After the walk one go to the edge of town the whole RT will take about 30 minutes of leisure walking. There is a small waterfall which should be quite impressive during...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShreekantP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute delight to walk and easy enough for most people. No need to walk for too long, every minute is worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Y8808JGdavidt
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

The track took us approx. 3.5 hrs to Dobson Memorial return offering stunning views on Arthurs Pass valley. We loved the way for its diversity and peacefulness. The track leads you up and down through the valley, sometimes steep, sometimes more flat. A low to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JuliaB6767
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This is a lovely walk and a beautiful place to stretch your legs after a couple hours' of driving! I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

There seems to be a bit of confusion amongst some of the reviews here. The Arthur’s Pass Walking Track and the Devil’s Punchbowl Track start from the same car park, but you turn left at the signed junction for the former and right for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

The rest of the walking track is really boring. The little town is so small.. there is nothing to do.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hans T
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The track is suitable for beginners, although it is best to visit during summer because the paths may become too slippery. This is the easiest track but not recommended for pregnant and people suffering from hypertension.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ivy Kristel Q
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank GrahameS33
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DarylJ552
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