Arthur's Pass walks for families
Arthur’s Pass Village Historic Walk
Time: Total walk takes 1 hr 30 min but you can choose to do less
Start at the visitor centre where you can purchase a pamphlet outlining the walk, which goes through and beyond the village. Some sections are footpath, suitable for prams; other sections are tracks. Walk to ten plaques scattered around and throughout the village.
Time: 10 min
Distance: 40 m one way
Starting at the visitor centre, this short walk, suitable for prams, takes you over a little stone bridge where you can see Avalanche Creek Waterfall. From here you can continue along the path to bring you to a viewing platform closer to the waterfall, but this section is steep and may be difficult for prams.
Moss captures the attention of toddler
William Webb, on the Old Coach Road
Track, Arthur's Pass
Old Coach Road
Time: 30 min return
Distance: 1.1 km
This walk starts at Greyneys Shelter, 6 km east of Arthur’s Pass Village on SH 73. This easy family walk is suitable for all-terrain buggies, and loops through the beech forest following the old coach road. At the northern end of the track there is a rope handrail - shut your eyes and use your other senses as you move through the forest.
These walks are all in Arthur's Pass National Park, a 2 hour drive from Christchurch on SH73 towards the West Coast.
Child/family friendly activities