SH.73 Closing December 4 - 15
State Highway 73 will be closed between the Otira Viaduct Lookout and Otira township from 10am to 6pm daily between Monday 4 December to Friday 15 December. The highway will be open on the weekend of 9/10 December. The alternative route across the Alps at these times will be the Lewis Pass (SH.7).

Craigieburn Forest Park

Bridge Hill Walk

TRACK GRADE: Walking Track / Mountain Biking Track

WALKING TIME: 20mins Return

FEATURES: Lookout, Excellent Views

MAPS / INFO : Craigieburn Brochure (PDF 557KB) / Craigieburn Partial Map (PDF 417Kb) / Craigieburn Full Map (PDF 2.59MB)

LOCATION: From Arthur's Pass travel on Highway 73 for 40km (40 minutes) towards Christchurch.

Turn right onto the Craigieburn Environmental Education Centre road (gravel).

From the lookout carpark (highest point on road) follow the track to the summit. From Bridge Hill there are panoramic views of Castle Hill Basin and the Torlesse Range in the east; look for the distinctive Torlesse 'notch' in the ridge. The Craigieburn Range in the west rises to a high point of 2294 metres at Mount Enys.

Bridge Hill View

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