Mt Richardson track
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Mount Thomas lies in the foothills of the Southern Alps, about 65 km from Christchurch.

Made up of 10,800 hectares of native tawhai/beech and scattered podocarp forests.

Wooded Gully Picnic Area is the starting point for walks ranging from one-hour family walks to a full-day traverse of the area.

Find things to do and places to stay Mount Thomas Forest Conservation Area


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