Arthur's Pass is a little over an hours drive from Hokitika. This is a really worthwhile trip if you have driven down from Picton or Westport and are continuing south to Queenstown etc. If you haven't come from Christchurch ( or will not be returning that way) you will not have had the opportunity to drive over this amazing alpine pass. A day trip to Arthur's Pass will give you the chance to see the incredible feat of engineering that is the Otira Viaduct.

If you're lucky you may even get to see the kea. The world's only alpine parrot.

Arthur's Pass Day Trip From Hokitika

There are a number of short walks you can do in and around Arthur's Pass.

Arthur's Pass Day Trip From Hokitika
Devils Punchbowl Falls (Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand)
Arthur's Pass National Park, Canterbury Region (South Island), New Zealand Rating: 4Difficulty: 2.5 Devils Punchbowl Falls was certainly a waterfall that Julie and I anticipated visiting ever since we came across it during our pre-trip research.

Arthur's Pass Day Trip From Hokitika
Best daywalks in Arthur's Pass | Christchurch - Canterbury, New Zealand
Arthur's Pass is an Alpine Village set on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. We are surrounded by the mountains and native forests of the Arthur's Pass National Park. There are oodles of walking opportunities close to the Village and I've included the best, (in my opinion), here.

You can also check out the Otira Stagecoach Hotel. It has a huge collection of antiques and collectibles. You can grab a bite to eat and a coffee.

Arthur's Pass Day Trip From Hokitika
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