Avalanche Peak

Arthur’s Pass National Park is easily accessible from The Doug Log House, and one great day trip is Avalanche Peak, although it is fairly steep, with approximately 1100m of ascent & descent.

Once above the bush line, there are extensive views with the sights including Devils Punchbowl Falls, Arthur’s Pass itself, the partly glaciated Mt Rolleston (one of the highest peaks in Arthur’s Pass National Park), and south towards the Waimakariri River and Bealey Spur.

Conor Boyd

I'm a keen photographer, tramper, skier, sailor & mountain-biker in my spare time. I've been involved with the Craigieburn Trails since the first sod on the Hogs Back was turned in Thomas Bush in late 2010.

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