ARTHUR'S PASS

Arthur's Pass is the highest and most stunning pass across New Zealand's Southern Alps. Arthur's Pass Village is a tiny settlement in the Arthur's Pass National Park. The historic Village is home to just a few permanent residents, a Department of Conservation information centre, a delightful stone chapel and our Café & Store. The TranzAlpine Scenic train stops here and the occasional steam train excursion travels to Arthur's Pass from Christchurch. We welcome many visitors who come to enjoy the year-round recreational activities – spectacular hiking, mountaineering and skiing, or call in when travelling between Christchurch and the West Coast. The landscape is breathtaking, with mountains, often snow-capped, native forest, rivers and snow-fed waterfalls.

Accommodation in the Village includes Bed & Breakfast, motels, back-packers and camping. When you visit Arthur's Pass you'll probably encounter New Zealand's inquisitive and comical alpine parrot, the Kea.