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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