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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

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 😍

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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 over 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 over 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 over 1 year ago

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 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 over 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

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

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

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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