Arthur’s Pass National Park

Arthur’s Pass National Park

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Park Details

Arthur’s Pass National Park was established in 1929, and has a total area of 292,751 acres (457 square miles, or 1,185 square kilometers).

Address 104 West Coast Road, Arthur's Pass Village, South Island, 7875
Entrance FeeFree
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Arthur’s Pass National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Arthur’s Pass National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Arthur’s Pass National Park are February, January, March & April.

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Avg Temp535349443833313235404550
Max Temp656460544842394145535762
Avg Temp353533292623222223252833
Min Temp242522191613131213141923
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Arthur’s Pass National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Arthur’s Pass National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Arthur’s Pass National Park.

Paparoa National Park98 km
Nelson Lakes National Park130 km
Westland Tai Poutini National Park140 km
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park140 km
Kahurangi National Park211 km
Mount Aspiring National Park276 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Arthur’s Pass National Park:

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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Arthur’s Pass National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Arthur’s Pass National Park.

Christchurch International AirportCHCChristchurch, 94 km
Wellington International AirportWLGWellington, 309 km
Auckland International AirportAKLAuckland, 704 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Arthur’s Pass National Park.

Hokitika AirfieldHKK, 62 km
Westport AirportWSZ, 129 km
Timaru AirportTIU, 161 km
Nelson AirportNSNNelson, 217 km
Woodbourne AirportBHEBlenheim, 234 km
Oamaru AirportOAM, 236 km
Wanaka AirportWKAWanaka, 283 km

Credits: Campground data provided by Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.