Arthur's Pass Day Trip From Hokitika
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.
There are a number of short walks you can do in and around Arthur's Pass.
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. www.otirahotel.co.nz