The access road to Mount Arthur – the second highest mountain in Kahurangi National Park – climbs to almost 1,000 metres and is an awesome activity on its own, affording marvellous views and hinting at what is to follow.
The walk starts with a moderate tramp through towering beech forest. Enjoy the diverse birdlife with Kea, Weka often as low as the carpark then bellbird, the tiny rifleman, tomtit and the fearless bush robin entertain all thanks to the volunteer group Friends of Flora and their trapping programme.
Discover the fascinating flora & fauna, with some plant life endemic to this region. Experience a real sense of achievement as you emerge from the tree line to stunning views across the top of the South Island.