Nestled in the heart of the highest and most spectacular pass across the Southern Alps and within one of Canterbury’s National Park’s is the Arthur’s Pass Village. Climbing to breath-taking heights of more than 900 metres, this truly is a place not to be missed.
Home to the Temple Basin Ski Field, there is never a quiet day here in winter. The ski field offers wonderful snow and fantastic conditions that draw in snow bunnies from all corners of the world. Experience the thrill of staying in a comfortable lodge with an on-site award winning chef, high up on the Main Divide.
On your way through the mountains to the Temple Basin ski field, make Arthur’s Pass your stopover for a bite to eat. With a great selection of cafes and shops, take in the spectacular views of the snow-capped Southern Alps.
If you need to stretch your legs, take in the scenic views by walking one of the trails Arthur’s Pass National Park has to offer. Ranging from a few hours to a few days, there is something for everyone. Stop in at the Department of Conservation Information Centre and have a chat with their friendly staff for more information.
If you love the atmosphere here and feel like staying a while, the village has a choice of accommodation including the Bealey Hotel just a hop, skip and a jump away from the stunning panoramic views Arthur’s Pass has to offer.
By now your petrol tank might be looking a bit sad from all your activities in Selwyn. Drop into the petrol station to refuel and grab some milk and bread for breakfast tomorrow while you’re there.