View from a part of the Te Ara Pātaka walkway
Image: Amanda Edmonds | DOC



Enjoy magnificent views over Banks Peninsula, the Canterbury plains, Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean on this track, which is about an hour's drive from Christchurch.

35 km one way

Mountain biking

Various options Intermediate: Grade 3
Advanced: Grade 4

Seasonal restrictions

Sections of Te Ara Pātaka are on private property and may be closed for lambing between August and October. Track closure information can be found in the section descriptions below. For more information on crossing farmland see ‘Know before you’ below.

Stay safe in the outdoors


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 318 9211
Address:   104 West Coast Road
Arthur's Pass
Postal Address:   PO Box 51008
Arthur's Pass 7654
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