Arthur’s Pass Visitor Centre
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The visitor centre is based in the village of Arthur’s Pass, in the heart of the Arthur’s Pass National Park.

The national park is deliberately undeveloped in the backcountry to retain its natural and wild character. It has many huts and tramping options, as well as some very popular day and short walks. Because of this lack of development, a higher level of backcountry experience is recommended on the multi day tramps, with navigation and river crossing skills required.

Our focus is on safety in the outdoors, as well as giving information about the most famous residents: kea and kiwi, and the threats to their existence.

Contact details

Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 318 9211
Address 104 West Coast Road
Arthur's Pass 7654

Getting there

In Arthur’s Pass village on State Highway 73 about 140 km from Christchurch or 95 km from Greymouth.

The visitor centre is currently located in a temporary portacom opposite the old visitor centre building, which is closed for renovation.

Opening hours

  • 8.30 am to 4.30 pm 7 days a week
  • Closed Christmas Day 25 December

Information and services

  • Information on short walks, and multi-day tramps.
  • Up-to-date track, river, and mountain conditions, plus the weather forecast.
  • Hut tickets and topographical maps.
  • Hunting information and permits.
  • Personal Locator Beacon hire, and gear storage.
  • Snacks, warm clothing, and rainwear available to buy from our souvenir shop.
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