COVID-19 Level 2 Restrictions
Covid-19 Alert Level 2 commenced at 2359 hours on Wednesday 13th May and continues until further notice! Under this level, tracks, huts, campgrounds & visitor centres can be used again. Larger huts must have no more 10 persons occupying them (carry a tent to all huts so appropriate physical distancing can be maintained - 2m recommended). Visitors will need to carry there own cleaning equipment, and are highly encouraged to fill out hut books for contact tracing purposes! Hunting will be permitted again on conservation land.

Further Information: DOC Website,


Do not feed the Kea!

There are a number of picnic areas in, nearby or further afield from Arthur's Pass Village.

In the village itself...

  • Visitor Centre car-park has a small area (1x table).
  • Avalanche Creek Shelter has undercover tables & seating.
  • The Weather Station opposite the Visitor Centre has a picnic table.
  • There is a picnic area on the north side of AVALANCHE CREEK bridge (no tables).
  • At the beginning of the Bridal Veil track is a picnic table.
  • At the Bridal Veil Falls lookout (20mins up Bridal Veil track) is a picnic table.

Just outside the village...

  • 1 km to the west is a unmarked (near historic road marker) 2 minute track down to the river and to DAISY FLAT (no tables, no toilets).

All DOC shelters and campgrounds are suitable for picnicing...

  • To the East there is GREYNEYS (5km), KLONDYKE (8km), and HAWDON SHELTER (23km).
  • Lake Pearson rest area 35km east of the Village.
  • Craigieburn Shelter 40km east of the Village.
  • Cave Stream Scenic Reserve 45km east of the Village.


  • Remember Dogs are not allowed in the National Park!
  • Do not feed the Kea!
Avalanche Creek Public Shelter
Greyneys Shelter

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