Established in 1929, Arthur's Pass was the South Island's first national park. Follow in the footsteps of ancient M?ori hunters, 1860s gold rushers, and 1990s road workers who constructed the 1,444-foot Otira Viaduct. Each of the many twists and turns reveals another photo op: waterfalls, fields of wildflowers, dizzying drops. And it's all easily accessible from Christchurch.
Arthur's Pass National Park
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