Mountain House is a great place to base your Arthur's Pass excursion - surrounded by National Park in stunning New Zealand. Many short walks leave from the village. Visit the Devils Punchbowl waterfall or explore the Bealey or Otira Valleys.

We are tramping specialists in New Zealand and offer a wide range of accommodation options and gear storage. Transport is available from the hostel to local track ends.

For the more adventurous, the day trip up Avalanche Peak has spectacular views of the high mountains in the park. Longer 1 or 2 overnight tramps include the Cass-Lagoon Saddle and Goat Pass. In winter take your pick from five local ski fields. Located two hours from Christchurch and one hour 30 minutes from Greymouth. The Trans Alpine Train journey from Christchurch is considered one of the great rail journeys in the world.

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Climbers & long walkers - you can take top bunks with ease please!


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Tue 17 Feb 2015