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Day Walks...


UPPER BAILEY: *** A 2 hour or more, day walk with close views of Mt Rolleston, pleasant bush and good value.

UPPER OTIRA VALLEY: ** Delightful walk along the river, tussock, flax and plenty of flowers leads to the upper basin.

Mt. AICKEN: ** Long and steep-ish walk through beech, tussock and rubble to 1860m. Great views of Rolleston and neighbours, Blimmit basin, Franklin, but little flora.


TEMPLE BASIN: *** Up to the ski lodges on an easy track through scrub and herb fields. Abundant flora and superb views of Mt. Rolleston. A round trip up tussock on south of Temple col gives good views of Mt. Franklin, lake Mavis and Mingha valley.

View of Mt Rolleston range

Temple Basin

AVALANCHE PEAK: Up, then down Crow Valley is a more strenuous but more interesting way to get to Carrington Hut than the river bed. A side trip up to Barker Hut or up to Harman Pass is worth the effort. Not for beginners, needs a little navigation.

Arthur's Pass National Park

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