Located in the Canterbury region
Enjoy the central eastern Southern Alps and eastern mountain ranges, including Cloudy Peak, Armory, Jollie, Arrowsmith and Ragged Ranges.
You'll find snow tussocklands; scree, bluff, rockland sparse herbfields; cirque basin tussocklands and herbfields; subalpine shrublands; pockets of beech and hardwood forests.
Dominant plants are broad-leaved and mid ribbed snow tussock, Celmisia spp., Dracophyllum spp., mountain toatoa, snow t tara, Coprosma parviflora. Forest species include mountain beech/tawai, Hall’s t tara, and kaikawaka.
Blue duck/whio, kea, New Zealand falcon/kārearea, banded dotterel/pohowera, rock wren/tuke, and arctic tern have all been recorded here.
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.