Explore the most popular birding trails in Arthur's Pass National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
14 days ago

Amazing track, with forest and mountains. The track is not signed, you have to take the Devil's Pounchbowl track then go right upstair, on the sign "Aicken track". The track stop as indicated on this review with a beautiful landscape, but you can go up until the summit. Maybe 3 more km out & back, very hard and proper mountain, you have to create your own way, reward with a awesome 360 view at the top ! You will need probably 6h(ish) out & back.

Nice stair workout going uphill, beautiful views from the waterfall.

Short and steep but worth it

Stunning Sean. Great if you like boulder jumping, we where with to boys 10 and 12 who loved it. You hear and see Avalanches this time of year.

Lot of stairs to climb but worth to do it.

trail running
2 months ago

it is pretty good trail but have lots of stairs, however very well maintained and view is perfect.

Well maintained track with LOADS of stairs! We hopped over the fence at the end to see the base of the falls. A good cardio workout and super pretty.

Challenging with a 360’ reward

There are 300+ tall steps, 600 round trip. The trail is a tourist attraction and used extremely heavily. Although it is a nice falls, the base of the falls, the "Punch Bowel, cannot be seen from the boardwalk trail-end without climbing where over the safety rails, climbing past warning signs, then scrambling up a roughly worn path.

Well maintained stairs and trail to pretty lookout platform. Nice trail.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fair to easy with enjoyable views and fun times. Did trail in reverse after accessing from Deception River side. Goat Pass Hut was a great night stay.

on Mingha Track

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This is a great overnight hiking trip up the beautiful and lush Mingha valley to Goat Pass hut. Return trip is easier being downhill.

hiking
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Friday, October 06, 2017