Welcome to Arthur's Pass

Having left the Canterbury Plains at Springfield, the Great Alpine Hwy heads over Porter's Pass into the mountainous folds of the Torlesse and Craigieburn Ranges and into Arthur's Pass.Māori used this pass to cross the Southern Alps long before its 'discovery' by Arthur Dobson in 1864. The Westland gold rush created the need for a dependable crossing over the Alps from Christchurch, and the coach road was completed... Read More

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