Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand - Canterbury, Arthur’s Pass & Aoraki/Mt Cook (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Canterbury, Arthur’s Pass & Aoraki/Mt Cook chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand guidebook.

The trails of this region offer a diverse range of tramping experiences – taking in farmland, high country, regenerating and native forest, waterfalls and achievable climbs to peaks that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world.

  • take in wonderful seascapes and wildlife on the private Banks Peninsula Track
  • maps
  • climb high above Arthur’s Pass on Avalanche Peak, the South Island’s most scenic day tramp
  • transport
  • ascend steeply to spend a night among the stunning peaks of Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park on the Mueller Hut Route
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Banks Peninsula Track, Mt Somers Track, St James Walkway, Arthur’s Pass National Park, Avalanche Peak, Goat Pass Track, Harper Pass, Cass-Lagoon Saddles Track, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, Mueller Hut Route, Towns & Facilities: Christchurch, Akaroa, Methven, Hanmer Springs, Arthur’s Pass, Mt Cook Village.

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