6 Rankers Reviews
6 Arthur's Pass
Lots of water, not much space to squeeze through. When water meets a rocky obstacle it carves a gap following the line of least resistance. This narrow chasm is an example of the water power in partnership with gravity.
The start of the track is signposted from the carpark 2.5 km from the Visitor Centre in Arthurs Pass Village, heading towards the pass.
Descend via steps to the bridge over the nascent Bealey River and the Bealey Chasm.
Continue along the metalled and rocky track through beech forest to the track end at the river.
High snow clad peaks surround the bowl.
Return via the same track. It is dangerous to either cross the river or continue further, as this is an alpine environment.
The Bealey Chasm is a narrow gut of resistant rock, which the water is forced through. The fixed volume of water accelerates as it is funneled through the gap, increasing its erosive potential and scouring down into the block of rock.
Friendly South Island robins reside here, feeding off coprosma berries and insects.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Arthur's Pass
Nice view, lots of birds, various landscapes.
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Such a hidden gem! Beautiful, quick, easy walk through magical scenery with an amazing and peaceful view at the end. We were all by ourselves and it was fantastic. Take a picnic along to eat there.
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Nice, shorter walk. Once you are at the river, make sure to continue (left), that's the fun part :)
Nice, walking in the valley! :)
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Just natural for free. Fantastic two hour walk - not too easy.
3km outside Arthur's Pass is the carpark. Track takes approx 3hrs return. Start with a forest walk and then climb over rocks to reach the small glacier.
Beautiful area and good walk. We did the shorter walk.
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