Arthur's Pass Track
TRACK GRADE: Easy Walking Track
WALKING TIME: 2 hours return
FEATURES: Forest walk, alpine views, bird life, old-growth forest.
LOCATION: The start of the track is from a Bealey Valley carpark, 3km North of Arthur's Pass Village.
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DESCRIPTION: This is an attractive well graded walk through Beech Forest to the summit of Arthur's Pass (920m).
The track branches to the right off the Bealey Valley track about 200 metres from the carpark. From here it slowly climbs through old-growth Beech Forest, popular with native bird species (Robins, Tomtits, Fantails, Rifleman, Bellbirds etc).
The track passes into alpine wetland at a bridge across Twin Falls Stream with beautiful views of Mt Rolleston's "Rome Ridge", and towards the mountains surrounding Temple Basin skifield.
The track joins the Dobson Nature Walk at its southern entry. You could continue left into the Dobson for an easy walk of 20 minutes to the summit of Arthur's Pass (920m).
Return the same way.