1 Hr 2 km(return)


  • Spectacular 131m waterfall
  • Native forest
  • Arthur's Pass National Park



Take a short walk through beautiful native forest to stand at the base of the spectacular 131m Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Although the top of the Devil's Punchbowl Falls can be seen from the main road, the walk to the base of the waterfall is well worth the trip at any time of year.

Follow the path as it crosses the Bealey River, via a foot bridge. At the second bridge take time to pause for a good view of the waterfall, then climb the series of steps that travel up 150 metres, to the viewing platform.

The return trip follows the same path.

Department of Conservation

Track conditions often change. Be prepared by checking with the Department of Conservation before you go.

Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track(opens in new window)

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Getting there

  • The track starts at the northern end of Arthur's Pass Village, just off SH 73.

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