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CURRENT ALERT
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, covid19.govt.nz.

Craigieburn Forest Park

Craigieburn Valley Track

TRACK GRADE: Walking Track / Mountain Biking Track (Grade 3)

WALKING TIME: 1-2 hours (one way), 2-3 hr (return)

FEATURES: Beech Forest

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 Skifield Road (gravel).

The track begins beside the Craigieburn skifield Road, 1.5km from the highway, and follows through mountain beech forest until it emerges in alpine tussocks near the skifields huts and carpark. From 1948 until the road was built in 1961 this was the only access to the Craigieburn Valley skifield. All the materials for the early huts and tows were carried by club members up this track. Return via the skifield road or retrace your steps down the track.

Craigieburn Valley Track

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