TRACK GRADE: Walking Track
WALKING TIME: 40 Minutes Return
FEATURES: Mountain Beech, Bridal Veil Falls, viewing lookouts down the valley.
NOTE: In heavy rain the first creek after leaving the car-park can flood, it is unbridged. Only cross this creek if it is safe to do so!
LOCATION: Turn onto Punchbowl Road, at West Coast end of Village, 500m from the Visitor Centre. This short gravel road ends in a car-park. A signpost here points the way (Arthur's Pass Walking Track).
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DESCRIPTION: This easy valley walk starts from the same carpark as the Devil's Punchbowl Waterfall walk. After the first footbridge over the Bealey River, the track goes left through old-growth mountain beech forest (Arthur's Pass Walking track). This walk takes you a lookout with a view of the Bridal Veil Waterfall and looking back to the Village, 20 minutes from the track start. The track gradient is gentle to the lookout. Return the same way.
The Arthur's Pass Walking track continues on from this point, it would take an extra 40-60 minutes (one-way) to reach the 920 metre Arthur's Pass.