Cox & kings tagline

Map of New ZealandArthur's Pass Tailor-Made


Compass is an online magazine, designed to inspire, inform and entertain on the subject of travel in its broadest sense.

Discover New Zealand with Compass»

Sign up for our Newsletter

Receive the latest news
and special offers

First Name 

Last Name 




Tailor-made Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass One of the highest settlements in the country, Arthur’s Pass sits in the middle of a national park of the same name. The village has a choice of cafes and a few shops. Arthur's Pass National Park offers a range of walks, with tracks leading through rich forest to waterfalls, alpine meadows and mountain peaks. The Devil's Punchbowl Falls is a popular one hour return walk from the village. The highly scenic Tranz Alpine rail service runs through Arthur’s Pass. From late May to October, the highway through the town is sometimes closed, due to snow or black ice.

  • Hotels
Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass, Arthur's Pass
Located on a working Merino sheep farm within a 2,400 hectare nature reserve, in the heart of the Southern Alps, Wilderness Lodge offers views across the Waimakariri River to Arthur’s Pass more