Approximately 800 meters West of the car park you’ll find the Goods Lift which will send you gear skyward and lighten your load. It’s a good tip to hang onto your ski poles as they make the hike a little easier, if there’s snow to low levels it’s best to phone the mountain for an update as crampons may be an advantage. Generally hiking boots or running shoes with an aggressive sole are suitable footwear for the track.
To check road conditions call 0800 444 449 or visit www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic
Plan Your Trip
Daily bus and train services run through Arthur’s Pass between Christchurch and Greymouth. If you arrive at Christchurch International Airport we recommend that you take the following steps to get to Temple Basin.
1. Upon arrival at the airport, take a shuttle or taxi to a Central City Backpackers accommodation.
2. Book your accommodation in Christchurch. We recommend the following:
3. Book your transport to Temple Basin
KiwiRail – TranzAlpine
If travelling by train you need to book the Arthur’s Pass Shuttle to transport you from Arthur’s Pass to Temple Basin.
Free Ph: 0800 872 467 (Within New Zealand)
Ph: +64 4 4950775
Robyn Willis – Private Tours
Can pick up from anywhere in the South Island
West Coast Shuttles (to Greymouth)
Depart 3.00 pm
Ph: +64 3 768 0028
Daily pick-up service from Christchurch Airport (Antarctic Centre) at 8:50 am and drop off at Temple Basin goods lift at 11:00 am (Return Journey departs from goods lift at 2:45 pm)
Ph: +64 21 0867 6001