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Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.

DOC Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre is staffed by DOC rangers who have firsthand, in-depth local knowledge. We provide information about:

•Walks and hiking - short walks, multi-day hikes, Great Walks
•Track conditions, weather, and safety
•Hut and Campsite bookings
•Heritage sites
•Cycleways
•Maps
•Marine reserves
•Conservation projects
•Local stories, legends and history - our nature, our people

• Arthur’s Pass National Park
• Native birds include the kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, and the Great Spotted Kiwi (Roroa).
• Walk to a nearby waterfall or hike up an alpine peak

In the heart of the unique alpine village of Arthur's Pass, high in the spectacular Southern Alps.

Since becoming the South Island’s first National Park in 1929, Arthur’s Pass has gained a world-wide reputation for alpine recreation, as well as for its stunning natural history.

Kea on Avalanche Peak - Photo: Timothy Ensom

Kea on Avalanche Peak - Photo: Timothy Ensom

Devil's Punchbowl - Photo: DOC

Devil's Punchbowl - Photo: DOC

Email: arthurspassvc@doc.govt.nz

Phone: +64-3-3189211

Arthur's Pass Address:
State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass Village

Operating Season And Hours: Nov-March 8:00am-5:00 pm daily April-Oct 8:30am-4:30pm daily Christmas Day closed

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21 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 2.

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Stefanie Giese

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I have seldomnly felt as good as in here. The person was highly knowledgable and really took into account what we wanted before giving us information. GREAT.

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Art Ruisenor

United States

Ranking: 10/10

The ladies in this office were beyond helpful and really went above and beyond to help us plan a great day and place to camp even with the terrible weather.

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Elisa Felising

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very friendly and helpful. The weather forecast was very bad and the guy in the office pointed one walk where the rain would not be that bad. Had a great four hour walk without rain.

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Guido Dust

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice staff, free weather forecast, maps for sale.

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Gloria Hanke

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Got all the information we needed. The maps were for sale, but we did not need them.

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Pavel Jarolimek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Totally different to an i-Site! It looks lovely inside, also they have museum and something like an information room about birds, town......

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Philip Schumann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Friendly, clean, we already knew what we wanted to do, so cannot really say how helpful they would have been. Told us about freedom camping sites, checked with Rankers - it was correct information.

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Verena

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

We got the information we needed (free campground, tracks) and they were friendly. Compared to our holiday in Australia we feel people there (Australia) love to tell you more and love chatting to you more.

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Charlotte

France

Ranking: 10/10

Good information about the weather forecast and day walks and there is a small museum inside.

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Cameron Tarbotton

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Seemed like a good information source if you are doing a multi-day tramp. I did not have time this trip but the staff were open for a chat.

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Angela Neville

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Interesting displays - would have stayed longer but they were closing (5pm) and asked us to leave!

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Daniel Naveh

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice and helpful people.

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Mayan Goddat

Israel

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice and helpful people. Also interesting information about the Kiwi.

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