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.

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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