COVID-19 Level 2 Restrictions
Covid-19 Alert Level 2 commenced at 2359 hours on Wednesday 13th May and continues until further notice! Under this level, tracks, huts, campgrounds & visitor centres can be used again. Huts must have no more than 10 persons - 50% of full capacity for larger huts occupying them (carry a tent to all huts so appropriate physical distancing can be maintained - 2m recommended). Visitors will need to carry their own cleaning equipment, and are highly encouraged to fill out hut books for contact tracing purposes! Hunting will be permitted again on conservation land.

Further Information: DOC Website,


Arthur's Pass Village is located on Highway 73, 154km from Christchurch on the east coast, and 105km from Greymouth or Hokitka on the west coast. It is also accessible by rail using the Tranz Alpine passenger train.

Road Distances

City / TownDistanceDriving Time
Christchurch154km2 hours
Greymouth/Hokitika105km1½ hours
Dunedin450km5½ hours
Fox Glacier256km3½ hours
Franz Josef Glacier238km3 hours
Haast376km5 hours
Kaikoura303km4 hours
Karamea291km4 hours
Lake Brunner (Moana)58km¾ hour
Motueka361km4¾ hours
Mt Cook Village411km5 hours
Nelson360km4¾ hours
Picton421km5½ hours
Punakaiki140km2 hours
Queenstown (via east)561km7 hours
Queenstown (via west)583km7¾ hours
Tekapo306km3¾ hours
Wanaka (via east)506km6 hours
Wanaka (via west)518km6¾ hours
Westport196km2¾ hours

GPS Coordinates

Latitude: -42.939526
Longitude: 171.561749
(-42º56'22.3"S 171º33'42.3"E)

Walking Maps Available

Arthur's Pass Walks Brochure (PDF 3.7Mb) Download Here
Arthur's Pass Walks Map Only (PDF 197Kb) Download Here
Arthur's Pass Walks Map Only (JPEG 475Kb) Download Here

Craigieburn Brochure (PDF 557KB) Download Here
Craigieburn Partial Map (PDF 417Kb) Download Here
Craigieburn Full Map (PDF 2.59MB) Download Here

Online Topographic Maps

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