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Devil's Punchbowl Lookout Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from January until October.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 344 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife
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Beautiful waterfall with lots of water flowing even in summer. Walk has some steep bits but nothing too hard and well worth climbing up to this waterfall. Lots of parking and toilets at trail head. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/canterbury/places/arthurs-pass-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/devils-punchbowl-walking-track/

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Molly O’Malley
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WalkingGreat!

Nice short hike, incline all the way to the top. Stunning views at the waterfall. A bit busy especially on the weekend but still great walk!

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Paulo victor Ferreira pinto
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Linda Sudhaus
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Hiking

Nice views, a lot of steps.

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Mirek Paťha
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EmilyJane Maclachlan
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Hiking

30min incline walk - stairs to water fall. Beautiful views of Arthur’s pass along way and river at end of stairs. Great photo opportunities.

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Florian Besnard
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Hiking

Nice waterfall. No snow at all

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Vanessa Smith
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I did this after rolling my ankle the day before, and found it easy enough despite all the stairs. great track and the waterfall is stunning! one of the highlights of my west coast trip

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Vincent Jacklin-idczak
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Hiking

Nice trail of ups and downs so not too hard on any muscles. Cracking view from the top, well worth the trip.

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Kirsty J
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Hiking

Beautiful waterfall and amazing views. Lots of stairs but overall very short and quick trail.

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Mary And Stephen Fibelkorn
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Hiking

It was a nice little trailer full of stairs. I wish there was more actual Trail than steps but all the same, decent fast workout. the better view of the falls is actually before the Trail, not on it

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Jerry P
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Hiking

Great view of falls at top. Stairs may be tough for some.

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Senne Creemers
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Hiking

Easy well maintained track, but with lots of steps. Beautiful rewarding lookout! Worth it!

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Vera Rohdewald
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short walk to a beautiful waterfall - very well pathed

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František Mědílek
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Walking

Easy walk with few steps ends with nice waterfall view

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Katie Watson
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Hiking

I really enjoyed this! Fairly easy (albeit lots of steps) with a nice view at the top.

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Bea vdH
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Hiking

Mostly stairs, well maintained. Nice waterfall at the end.

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Griffin Gettas
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Hiking

Short trip from carpark is rewarded with a breathtaking waterfall. This is an excellent way to stretch your legs on a long trip from Christchurch to the West Coast. Recommended.

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Donna Nic
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Hiking

Nice short trail with great views over a waterfall at the end. Plenty of steps to get warmed up for some of the more difficult trails in the area

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Jay Kornder II
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Hiking

Great short trail to a beautiful waterfall. Only 45 minutes out a back. Slight steepness to the steps but still an easy walk if you take your time. Highly recommend if you’re in the area!

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Jared Simpkins
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Hiking

Awesome hike & totally worth all of the stairs for the view. The trial was in great shape.

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Sophie Els
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very short but a steeper climb than expected — be prepared for lots of stairs!

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Michael Brown
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Hiking

Very slippery following snow.

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Jan-Niklas Dittert
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Schöner Weg mit einigen Treppen. Für Personen mit normaler Kondition machbar. Am Ende erwartet einen ein schöner Wasserfall.

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Rebekah Willmer
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Was not easy. lots of steps. was short and sweet. Beautiful views at the top

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Joyce Zhang
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Stephanie Carlson
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I wouldn’t necessarily say this is easy for anyone who isn’t somewhat in shape. Lots of steps leading up to the waterfall, but well worth it nonetheless!

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Rebecca Reed
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Hiking

Great walk and views of the waterfall. Good walk when it’s windy and pouring with rain as much of the walk is sheltered

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David de Grassi
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Hiking

clear trail, a little bit of stairs, and a beautiful waterfall at the end. great little hike

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