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.


Do not feed the Kea!

There are a number of picnic areas in, nearby or further afield from Arthur's Pass Village.

In the village itself...

  • Visitor Centre car-park has a small area (1x table).
  • Avalanche Creek Shelter has undercover tables & seating.
  • The Weather Station opposite the Visitor Centre has a picnic table.
  • There is a picnic area on the north side of AVALANCHE CREEK bridge (no tables).
  • At the beginning of the Bridal Veil track is a picnic table.
  • At the Bridal Veil Falls lookout (20mins up Bridal Veil track) is a picnic table.

Just outside the village...

  • 1 km to the west is a unmarked (near historic road marker) 2 minute track down to the river and to DAISY FLAT (no tables, no toilets).

All DOC shelters and campgrounds are suitable for picnicing...

  • To the East there is GREYNEYS (5km), KLONDYKE (8km), and HAWDON SHELTER (23km).
  • Lake Pearson rest area 35km east of the Village.
  • Craigieburn Shelter 40km east of the Village.
  • Cave Stream Scenic Reserve 45km east of the Village.


  • Remember Dogs are not allowed in the National Park!
  • Do not feed the Kea!
Avalanche Creek Public Shelter
Greyneys Shelter

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