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.

Cockayne Nature Walk

TRACK GRADE: Walking Track

WALKING TIME: 30 minutes return

FEATURES: Flora identification panels, Rain forest.

ROUTE GUIDE: Arthur's Pass Walks Brochure (PDF 3.7Mb)

LOCATION: Starts from the carpark at the end of the side road behind Kellys creek shelter, 20km towards the WEST COAST from Arthur's Pass Village.

MAP: Click Here to open PDF File (660Kb).

DESCRIPTION: This loop walk winds through the diverse Podocarp- Broadleaf forest of the West Coast. It climbs up over a small hill and comes out near the shelter.

A short connecting track leads back to the carpark.

The track is named after Dr Leonard Cockayne, a renowned botanist, who provided the original inspiration to create Arthur's Pass National Park.

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