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Reviewed 2 January 2024

One of the best places to stop along the road between Christchurch and the South Island West Coast. Simply spectacular view and makes you appreciate the hard engineering that went into making the road itself!

Date of experience: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

This is a little out of the way if you are sticking to the cities in New Zealand but if you are planning to drive in New Zealand the Arthur's Pass is a fantastic area to drive through. This lookout gives an excellent view of the viaduct and the scenery in the area. We lucked out and got a clear view and there was a very curious kea bird when we went too!

Date of experience: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023 via mobile

The Otira viaduct is amazing and it is worth a stop to grab some pics. But an added bonus to this viewpoint is that you are likely to spot a Kea or mountain parrot. We had two that hung around. Just not feed them!

Date of experience: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023

Worth a quick stop to take in this engineering feat from the lookout. Also an opportunity to spot Keas.

Date of experience: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 November 2022 via mobile

The Otira viaduct is an extraordinary achievement and well worth stopping after staying at the extraordinary historical Otira Stagecoach hotel.

Date of experience: October 2022
Thank PST_Kate
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