"Arthur's Pass" Arthur's Pass National Park by grets

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Arthur's pass is 924 metres long and was the route originally used by the Moaris to reach Westlands. It received its current name from Arthur Dobson, who discovered it in 1864 while searching for a crossing over the Southern Alps from Christchurch during the gold rush.

There is a small settlement with the same name about four kilometres away, where there is a park museum and visitor's centre.

  • Last visit to Arthur's Pass National Park: Nov 1995
  • Intro Written Sep 21, 2004
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  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2006 at 7:47 PM

    Hmm... that road must have been a fun ride...

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2006 at 6:09 AM

    That road does look unsafe. Glad you made it to the top. Very interesting page and nice photo of the scenery and you and David.

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2005 at 3:40 AM

    Nice page! We just got back from NZ and visited Arthur's Pass too...so beautiful!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2005 at 10:59 AM

    lovely page on a wonderful spot in the South Island of NZ. tks for sharing


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