Enjoy spectacular views of the Waimakariri River valley and surrounding mountains on this five-hour hike in Arthur's Pass National Park

South Island, New Zealand

The Bealey Spur Track begins with a gentle climb up the spur, through mountain-beech forest. Higher up, hike through tussock grasslands and subalpine scrub passing near several tarns along the way. There are plenty of opportunities to pause and take in panoramic views of the Waimakariri River valley and the surrounding alpine landscape. In summer the red-flowering mistletoe is striking against the dramatic backdrop of mountains, waterfalls and valleys. The track ends at the historic Bealey Spur Hut, a relic from the area's early sheep grazing days. Enjoy a scenic picnic lunch overlooking the valley before returning to the trailhead via the same track.


Year-round; best experienced during New Zealand's Great Walk season from October to April

Note: This experience is only available when booked with accommodation or a Walk into Luxury Journey that includes time on New Zealand's South Island. Refer to the suggested combinations below or contact us for further private journey options.

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