Avalanche Peak track

Avalanche Peak track

Arthur's Pass

Reviews

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Matthew Hall

Ranking: 10/10

85% scramble, 15% tramp. Very steep all the way up but totally worth it for the views from the top. 6-8h is generous if you’re going at any sort of pace. Recommend the store at the bottom for generous scoops of well deserved ice cream ($3 2 scoops, $5 for 4!)

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Ramon Corbett

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Steep and tough, rocky climb up the Scotts Track. 6-8 hours return journey but the amazing view from above the bushline and at the peak makes it well worth the effort.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sandra Piechoua

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Not too difficult track with nice views (also in bad weather) and climbing parts.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Daniel Weber

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very, very steep but it is totally worth it cause you have a 360 degree view from the top.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Wolfgang Ellenrieder

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

When good weather, there is a beautiful view over the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps. Track passes a steep bush area, Kea followed me while I was walking and were sitting very close to me (nice parrots).

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jared and Evi

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Expect up to 8 hours of tramping depending on your fitness level. Pretty steep hike but the views and feel of accomplishment are worth it.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Isaliner and Mathieu

Ranking: 7/10

Probably the best track in Arthur's Pass. Better to start from the steepest way to go downhill more easily. If the weather is clear, the view of the glacier is very nice.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Munne

France

Ranking: 9/10

Very good views with a lot of Kea. The waterfall was very beautiful.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Martin Kroek

Ranking: 7/10

Really exhausting track! Beautiful view at the top!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2015

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Dennis Philippi

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good track, you climb a lot and you will feel exhausted after it!

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Jana Rutkowski

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A very hard track (1800 metres just climbing up) - after that a very nice view, going down was also very hard! You must be fit.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Simeon W

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

An excellent and challenging 2 day trip with very steep or alternative flat climb to Avalanche Peak (both marked tracks) before reaching unmarked but not too difficult route over ridges and gravel pitches, plenty of easy river crossings, amazing view, very good hut conditions (except for the wood fire oven).

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Sona

Ranking: 10/10

The track is steep but doable with little children (have to be carried). We had our 3year old with us and it was challenging but worth it. There was another family with a baby on the hill (half a year), much faster than us though...

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Jan-Peter Stripp

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very steep track up the mountain. Amazing view from the top. Absolutely worth it.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Stefanie

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good track.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in April 2014

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Philip Schumann

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great day walk if you are an adventurous mountaineer. Very steep struggle all the way up and down, splendid views, fine weather only, nice Kea.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Florent Bouillon

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

The view is very beautiful all along the track. You can meet some friendly Kea. It is not very long 6-7 hours.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Anouck Roudet

France

Ranking: 10/10

The finest day walk in the South Island. The best alpine day loop on the island! Quite difficult and fatiguing but a nice 360 degree view at the summit!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Vera Kreipe

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very hard, you need to be fit but amazing views over the mountains.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Mayan Goddat

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

A tough hill, but when you got to the top, it's worth it ! Pick a clear day and go up!!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Marco Newald

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very steep but the view was incredible!

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Magdalene Zech

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice 360 degrees view over many hills with snow on the top. We saw many Kea's which are really nice birds.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Stella Thoben

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Track itself is exhausting. But the summit peak is definitely worth it.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Paul Liecke

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The peak is just amazing! Can see a glacier from the top.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Colin Webster

South Africa

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Peter Adams

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Not great hiking. Very steep and more of a scramble. Good view points along the way. We did three and a half hours return. That was enough.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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R Straathof

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very steep and heavy, but absolutely worth it! Great views.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Jo Meekley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very difficult/steep trek with climbing required up rocks/tree roots in some locations. Track well marked and views from top were stunning.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Hadar Zevulun

Israel

Ranking: 8/10

Amazing track. Only one day, have to go in very good weather without clouds!!

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Manfred Liuduer

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, in parts a steep track with marvelous views on top of the mountain, magnificent southern beech forest.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Matthias A

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Nice loop awesome vegetation, annoying keas friendly and forgiving ranger.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Brenda

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk to and above the bushline

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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markus Kieper

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

A nice day trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in February 2009