ALL DOC FACILITIES CLOSED! Limited facilities in Arthur's Pass Village.
COVID-19 RESPONSE: ALL DOC campsites, huts, tracks, great walks, and visitor centres are now closed throughout New Zealand. HUNTING, FISHING, TRAMPING ETC IS NOT PERMITTED! No one is to use campsites or any hut for self-isolation or "lock-down"! Where ever you find yourself NOW (midnight 25th March), is where you MUST live for the NEXT 4 WEEKS+!

Only limited facilities / resources will be available in Arthur's Pass Village after midnight Wednesday 25th March.


Mt Rolleston watercolourPainting is a very popular past-time, not only for some Villagers, but for many visitors. There are plenty of quite secluded spots about the Village and Pass that have inspirational views or subjects.

Subject matters can range from awesome mountain scenery to bach portraits and wildflowers, with techniques such as pencil sketches to water-colours or oil paints being common.

If you have the talent try your hand...

And if the talent is not yours, pay a visit to Oscar's Haus to view work by local artists, as it is displayed there permanently.


Jan Blythe of Avoca House invites you to come and visit her studio at Avoca House in Castle Hill Village to view quilting and patchwork fabrics or silks. Please ring ahead (03 318 7620) to make sure she will be available. Jan is happy to show you her work or to run half day or day workshops if you wish to know how to hand dye fabrics.

Bead & Breakfast style accommodation is also available.

Ph: (03) 318 7620
Located 45km east of Arthur's Pass at Castle Hill Village on SH.73.
Avoca House Textile Studio

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