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Time: 3 hr return

This track starts from above the bush-line at the SH 73 roadside car-park, five km north of Arthur’s Pass township. A nature photographer’s dream, the track zig-zags up the hill to an open tussock basin and the Temple Basin Ski Club buildings. On a clear day you get magnificent views of Mt Rolleston across the valley.

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6 reviews with the most recent first

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Ben Ioannou

Ranking: 10/10

It was a good one hour hike up the hill, quite slippery on a way back though so wear appropriate shoes! You're walking on the sunshine the whole hike and get all these amazing views -- highly recommended!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Adam Taylor

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place to lose track of time. An amazing hike up river, either over river stones with a glacial river by your side or through the bush. Either/or absolutely awesome.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gloria Hanke

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very steep, nice view from the top, took us 1 and a half hours one way.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great great great! LOTS of snow when we were there.
Knee-deep in the snow, going up. AMAZING views!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in October 2012

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Conny

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Rocky and steep but a tiring walk. At the end a great view but not the best trail for children.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Stephan Imartina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning view, less people, public shelter at Arthurs Pass very good for cooking and relaxing/waiting (for better weather).

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in May 2010

6 reviews with the most recent first

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Ben Ioannou's avatar

Ben Ioannou

Ranking: 10/10

It was a good one hour hike up the hill, quite slippery on a way back though so wear appropriate shoes! You're walking on the sunshine the whole hike and get all these amazing views -- highly recommended!

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 96 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

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Adam Taylor

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect place to lose track of time. An amazing hike up river, either over river stones with a glacial river by your side or through the bush. Either/or absolutely awesome.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Gloria Hanke

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Very steep, nice view from the top, took us 1 and a half hours one way.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Great great great! LOTS of snow when we were there.
Knee-deep in the snow, going up. AMAZING views!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in October 2012

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Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

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Conny

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

Rocky and steep but a tiring walk. At the end a great view but not the best trail for children.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Stephan Imartina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Stunning view, less people, public shelter at Arthurs Pass very good for cooking and relaxing/waiting (for better weather).

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in May 2010