Mount Arthur summit
Located in Kahurangi National Park and Mount Arthur area in the Nelson/Tasman region
IntroductionClimb to the top of Mt Arthur (1795 m) for panoramic views.
The access road into the Mount Arthur area (Graham Valley Road) is steep and narrow and prone to corrugations and slips – check any alerts for road status. During the winter months a 4WD vehicle is recommended to access Flora carpark. Chains may be needed if snow and ice are present
9.2 km one way return via same track
Flora car park to Mt Arthur Hut
Time: 1 hr 30 min
Distance: 4.2 km
Follow the Mt Arthur Hut Track from Flora car park to Mt Arthur Hut.
Mt Arthur Hut
Mt Arthur Hut to Mt Arthur
Time: 2 - 3 hr
Distance: 5 km
From Mt Arthur Hut, a marked route follows the Wharepapa/Arthur Range and offers panoramic views and a good look at the rock formations that make this mountain special.
Flora car park is 75 km from Nelson and 36 km from Motueka.
The Motueka Valley Highway links Nelson and Motueka. Turn off this road at Ngātīmoti and cross the Motueka River. Turn left onto Motueka River West Bank Road, then right into Graham Valley Road, which climbs steeply to the car park. The last 5.8 km is unsealed and turning a vehicle on the road can be difficult. 4WD is recommended at all times of the year.
Water is scarce.
Care is required around the many bluffs, sinkholes and caves; warm and waterproof clothing should be carried.
The route is quite exposed, particularly when hard snow is about – mountain experience and equipment is recommended in winter.
Stay safe in the outdoors
- Take the right gear for your trip: Walking and tramping gear lists.
- Tell a trusted person your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. Send them the information directly, or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk.
- Follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
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