Trampers on the St James Walkway
Located partly within the Lewis Pass National Reserve and meandering through St James Conservation Area and Lake Sumner Forest Park, the St James Walkway combines diverse scenery, wildlife and vegetation.
The St James was the first walkway to be established in a sub-alpine area and is suitable for both beginners and experienced trampers.
This description covers the walk beginning at the Lewis Pass picnic area and ending at the Boyle shelter.
There are five main huts on the walkway: Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass, Christopher, Anne and Boyle Flat huts.
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Located on three mountain ranges, the St James Conservation Area encompasses exceptional natural features and recreation opportunities.
Remote high-country lakes, beech-clad mountains, wide rivers and hot springs complete this picturesque landscape, a tramper’s mecca and a safe haven for endangered species.
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