Points of Interest

 All areas
 Accommodation
Copthorne Hotel Grand Central
Go Kiwi Hotel Pass
Stewart Island Lodge
 Activity or tour
18 Day Pacific Escapade
Air Safaris
Fyffe View Ranch Adventure Park
 Transportation
Air New Zealand Flights
Tranz Scenic Rail
 Cruise
Real Journeys - Stewart Island
 Auckland
 Accommodation
Airport Gateway Hotel Auckland
Best Western President Hotel
Cherry Court Motor Lodge
Citylife Auckland
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Crowne Plaza Auckland
Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport
Heritage Auckland
Hilton Hotel Auckland
Hotel DeBrett
Hotel Pullman Auckland
Oaks iStay Residences
Quay West Suites Auckland
Rendezvous Hotel Auckland
Rydges Auckland
Rydges Harbourview Auckland
Scenic Hotel Auckland
SKYCITY Grand Hotel
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland
Stafford Villa Auckland
The Langham
The Quadrant
The Sebel Suites
 Activity or tour
AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping, Auckland
Ananda Tours
Auckland America's Cup Sailing ...
Bush and Beach
Dune Rider - Cape Reinga via 90 ...
Great Sights - Auckland
Kelly Tarltons Underwater World
Mohio Tours
Pride of Auckland
Salt Air
TIME Unlimited Tours
 Bay of Islands
 Accommodation
Peppers Carrington Resort
Copthorne Hotel & Resort Bay of ...
Kauri Cliffs
Paihia Pacific Resort
Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands
 Activity or tour
Adventure Puketi
Bay of Islands Dolphin/Sail Combo
Culture North
Otehei Bay
Waitangi Golf Club
 Cruise
Bay Of Islands Dolphin Cruises ...
Great Sights Tours - Overnight ...
Sailing & Dolphins, Bay of Islands
 Bay of Plenty
 Activity or tour
Kiwi 360
Spring Loaded Adventures
 Blenheim
 Activity or tour
Explore Marlborough Tour
Marlborough Wine Tours
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
 Christchurch/Canterbury
 Accommodation
Antonio's Motor Lodge
Chateau on the Park
Heritage Christchurch
Holiday Inn City Central ...
Holiday Inn on Avon Christchurch
Huntley Lodge
Ibis Christchurch
Otahuna Lodge
Peppers Clearwater Resort ...
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Rydges Christchurch
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Terra Vive Luxury Motor Lodge
The George
The Marque Hotel Christchurch
Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass
Wilderness Lodge Lake Moeraki
 Activity or tour
Air Force Museum Christchurch
Alpine Horse Safari
Arthur's Pass National Park
Canterbury Leisure Tours
Christchurch - Canterbury
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Christchurch Kiwi Encounter
Great Sights - Christchurch
HELiPRO Christchurch
Hot Air Balloon Ride in ...
International Antarctic Centre ...
New Zealand Skydiving School
Nimbus Paragliding
Orana Wildlife Park
Russley Golf Club, Christchurch
Southern Encounter Aquarium ...
Waimak Jet Boat Tour
Welcome Aboard Christchurch
 Hunting and fishing
Lilydale Wilderness Area
Pure New Zealand Hunting
 Cruise
Black Cat Cruises
 Dunedin
 Accommodation
Fletcher Lodge
Scenic Hotel Dunedin City
 Activity or tour
Elm Wildlife Tours
Larnach Castle
Marine Studies Centre
Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours
Nature Guides Otago
Otago Museum
Penguin Place
Royal Albatross Colony
Speight's Gold Medal Ale
 Franz Josef/Fox Glacier
 Accommodation
Bella Vista Motel
Heartland Hotel Glacier Country
High Peaks Hotel Fox Glacier
Scenic Hotel Franz Josef Glacier
Te Waonui Forest Retreat
Wanaka Springs Lodge
Westwood Lodge
 Activity or tour
Fox Glacier Guiding
Franz Josef Glacier Guides
Glacier Helicopters Scenic ...
Glacier Hot Pools
Helicopter Line
Hollyford Track
Mount Cook Ski Planes
Scenic Flights Alpine Adventures
 Gisborne
 Accommodation
Ocean Beach Motor Lodge
 Greymouth
 Accommodation
Ashley Hotel Greymouth
 Activity or tour
Kea Heritage Tours
New Zealand Discovery Adventures
 Hamilton
 Accommodation
Ballinor Motor Inn
Le Grand Boutique Hotel
 Activity or tour
The Legendary Black Water Rafting ...
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
 Kaikoura
 Accommodation
Fyffe Country Lodge, Kaikoura
Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
 Activity or tour
Canterbury Trails - Kaikoura
Dolphin Encounter, Kaikoura
Kaikoura Kayaks
Seal Swim
Whale Watch
Wings Over Whales
 Lake Hawea
 Accommodation
Lake Hawea Holiday Park
 Hunting and fishing
Glen Dene
 Methven
 Activity or tour
Aoraki Balloon Safaris
 Naiper/Hawkes Bay/Martinborough
 Accommodation
Peppers Martinborough Hotel
Scenic Hotel Te Pania
The County Hotel Napier
The Crown Hotel Napier
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
The Nautilus
Travelodge Palmerston North
 Activity or tour
Art Deco Trust
Bay Tours & Charters
Grape Escape
Long Island Guides of Hawke's Bay
Mission Estate Winery
National Aquarium of New Zealand
New Zealand Wine Centre
Takaro Trails
 Nelson
 Accommodation
Heartland Hotel Marlborough
Old St Marys Convent
Raetihi Lodge
Sherborne Villa Nelson
The Portage Resort Hotel
 Activity or tour
Abel Tasman Air
Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures
Bay Tours Nelson
Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco
Happy Valley Adventures
Helipro Helicopter Adventures
Marlborough Travel
Simply Wild
The Resurgence
Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park
World of Wearable Art & Classic ...
 Queenstown
 Accommodation
Azur Lodge
Blanket Bay
Copthorne Hotel & Resort ...
Crowne Plaza Queenstown
Distinction Te Anau Hotel
Eichardts Hotel Queenstown
Glenorchy Lake House
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Heritage Queenstown
Millenium Hotel Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Oaks Shores Resort
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Scenic Suites Queenstown
Sofitel Queenstown
St.Moritz
Te Anau Distinction Luxmore
 Activity or tour
Air Fiordland the Friendly Scenic ...
AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping, ...
Appellation Central Wine Tours
Bularangi Motorbikes
Canyoning
Dart River Jet Safaris
Double Decker Bus Tour
Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise
Frogz White Water Sledging
G Force Paragliding
Gibbston Valley Winery
Heliworks Queenstown Helicopters
Hollyford Track
Kawarau Jet
Miford Sound
Milford Track
Nomad Safaris
Queenstown Rafting
Queenstown Sea Kayaks
Queenstown Wine Trail
Shotover Jet
Skyline Queenstown
Southern Discoveries
Te Anau Glowworm Caves
Trail Jouneys
TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak High ...
 Transportation
Air Milford
 Cruise
Real Journeys - Milford Sound
 Rotorua
 Accommodation
Armitage Hotel Tauranga
Distinction Rotorua
Hotel Ibis Rotorua
Koura Lodge Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Pepper on the Point
Regent of Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua
Silver Fern Motor Inn
Sudima Hotel Rotorua
Wai Ora Lakeside Spa Resort
 Activity or tour
Agrodome the Unique NZ Experience
Elite Adventures
HeliPro Rotorua
Hells Gate Waiora Spa
Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences
Nature Connection
New Zealand Riverjet
Off Road NZ
Paradise Valley Springs
Polynesian Spa
Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park
Rotorua Duck Tours
Rotorua Museum of Art & History
Skyline Rotorua
Tamaki Maori Village
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
 Watersports
River Rats Rafting & Kayaking
 Taupo
 Accommodation
Bayview Chateau Tongariro
Bayview Wairakei Resort Hotel ...
Beechtree Motel
Hilton Lake Taupo
Huka Lodge
Lakeland Resort Taupo
The Point Villas
 Activity or tour
Chris Jolly Outdoors
HELiPRO Taupo
Huka Falls
Huka Falls Jet
Huka Falls River Cruise
Huka Prawn Park
Paradise Tours
Taupo Bungy
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Taupo Tandem Skydiving
Wairakei Terraces
Whirinake Rainforest Experiences
 Watersports
Kiwi River Safaris
Rapid Sensations
 Hunting and fishing
Chris Jolly Outdoors
Fly Fish Taupo
 Sightseeing
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
 Tekapo
 Accommodation
Peppers Bluewater Resort
 Activity or tour
Earth and Sky
Mackenzie Alpine Horse Trekking
Tekapo Helicopters
 Wanaka
 Accommodation
Edgewater
Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort
Mackenzie Country Inn Twizel
 Activity or tour
Aspiring Air
Aspiring Helicopters
Classic Flights, Vintage Tiger ...
Eco Wanaka Adventures
New Zealand Scenic Flights
Ridgeline Adventures
Wanaka Flightseeing
Wanaka River Journeys
Wanaka U-Fly
Wilkin River Jets
 Wellington
 Accommodation
Amora Hotel Wellington
Bay Plaza Hotel Wellington
CityLife Wellington
Copthorne Hotel Oriental Bay
Hermitage Mount Cook
Holiday Inn Wellington
Intercontinental Wellington
Museum Hotel
Wharekauhau Country Estate
 Activity or tour
Flat Earth
Hammonds Scenic Tours
HELiPRO Wellington
Zest Food Tours




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Arthur's Pass National Park

Mountain Biking


 
 
 
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Mountain Biking - Arthur's Pass National Park.



Cyclists are allowed to ride mountain bikes up the Poulter valley in Arthur's Pass National Park as part of a three-year trial.


The trip offers bikers great scenery, some challenges and two good huts for an overnight stay. Mountain bikers must keep to the specified route. Exploring the bush track beyond Casey Hut or areas beyond the Trust / Poulter Hut by bike could result in access being foreclosed. Bikers are asked to follow the bikers' care code and be considerate of trampers and others they meet in the valley, as many have supported this trial.


Note: Arthur's Pass National Park is rugged, mountainous and not as developed as most other national parks. Bikers should take a topomap (Dampier L33) and check the weather forecast before venturing out. River-crossing skills are essential.



Mt White Road

Grade: 1
Distance: 25 km
Time: 2 hr
Other users: vehicles

The Mt White Road traverses along tussock flats bordering the grand Waimakariri River, with wide sweeping views up the valley. Approximately 25 km of unsealed road, allow approximately two hours from Mt White Bridge to Poulter River one way.

Mt White Road turns off from SH73 just before the highway drops down to follow the Waimakariri, about 25km east of Arthur's Pass village.

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Poulter valley

Grade: 3 to park boundary, 2 beyond park boundary.
Distance: 27km
Time: 3 hr 20 min
Other users: trampers, hunters
Track description

From Mt White Road, follow the 4WD track for 13km, across river terraces and fans to reach the park boundary fence. The ride is a grunt in places. This stretch follows a legal road that goes through Mt White Station, so respect stock and farm activities.

From the park boundary fence, it is easy riding along an old 4WD track over river flats and through the bush to the Casey Stream and Hut.

Beyond the hut, cross Casey Stream but DO NOT take the track through the beech forest. Instead, the route for bikers ventures out into the Poulter riverbed for 2 km, crossing the river twice - please take care. Follow another 4WD track across river flats for another four km to reach the Trust/Poulter Hut - the end point for mountain-bike access

Arthur's Pass National Park Canterbury


 
 
 
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Overview



Arthur's Pass National Park is in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. Its high mountains with large scree slopes, steep gorges and wide braided rivers, straddles the main divide the 'back bone' of the South Island between Canterbury and the West Coast.
It's a park of contrasts, with dry beech/tawhai forest in the east, luxuriant rainforest on western slopes, and a historic highway and railway running through the middle. Arthur's Pass was established in 1929 and was New Zealand's third national park and the first one in the South Island.

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