Millennium Walk (time: 10 min return)
This easy walk starts beside the Visitor Centre. Follow the path along the base of the hill towards the village. Small trout are often seen in Avalanche Creek from the historic bridge. From here, the path goes up to a viewing platform overlooking the Avalanche Creek Waterfall, which is lit at night.
Village historic and interpretive walk (time: 1 hr 30 min round trip)
This leisurely, easy walk takes you around Arthur’s Pass village to historic sites. At each site photographs show you how the village used to look in the early 1900’s. A pamphlet for this walk is available from the Arthur’s Pass Visitor Centre.
*OUR PICK* Devils Punchbowl Waterfall (time: 1 hr return)
Walkers admire the Devils Punchbowl Falls from the viewing
platform at the base of the falls. The top of this spectacular fall
(131 metres) can be seen from the main road, but a walk to the
base of the waterfall is well worth doing in any weather, any time
of the year. A signpost just north of the Arthurs Chalet Restaurant
points to the carpark where the walk starts. The track goes up the
side of the Bealey River and over two footbridges before
zig-zagging up steps through the mountain beech forest to the
waterfall's base. Return the same way.
Bridal Veil (time: 1 hr 30 min return)
This easy valley walk starts from the same carpark as the Devils Punchbowl Waterfall walk. After the first footbridge over the Bealey River, the track goes left through mountain beech forest.
There is a view back to the village from a lookout, 20 minutes
from the track start. Most of the track gradient is gentle,
with a short steep section descending to cross
Bridal Veil Creek about half way along.