Mt Arthur

Kahurangi National Park

  • 1 – 2 days return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

Straightforward climb to the summit of Mt Arthur (1795m) on the Arthur Range.

Mountain Daisy and Fly - Mt Arthur • By Zephyr4.
Key information
Walking time
1 – 2 days
7 hr – 9 hr
Distance
19.1km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Flora Carpark, Graham Valley South Branch Road, Motueka Valley.
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Ends
Mt Arthur summit.
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ24
Altitude
930m – 1,795m
Altitude change 865m

From Flora car park, it is 10 minutes to Flora saddle. Here, the Mt Arthur Track branches left, to climb steadily up a well graded path to the Mt Arthur Hut on the bushline .

Mt. Arthur Hut • Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 8.

In good weather, the climb from the hut is a relatively straightforward alpine tramp to the peak. Follow the well-worn poled route along the broad tussock ridge leading southwest. Higher up the path enters an area of exposed glaciated marble outcrops below Mt Arthur, including sinkholes and slots. The track sidles beneath Winter Peak (1750m) and around the head of Horseshoe Basin before reaching the short steep scramble onto the summit plateau.

Flora Carpark Snowed in Car • By monkeysh1ne. Licence: cc by.

Walking times

  • Flora car park to Flora Saddle: 10 minutes, 950m
  • Flora Saddle to Mt Arthur Hut: 1 hour 15 minutes, 3.6km
  • Mt Arthur Hut to Mt Arthur: 2-3 hours, 5km

Other routes

From Mt Arthur Hut, an alternate return route goes via Flora Hut and down Flora Stream. (1.5 hours, 4km).

From Horseshow Basic, the Gordons Pyramid Route leads onward to Gordons Pyramid (1489m). From here, a longer return route via Cloustons Mine Track and Flora Stream would be possible.

From Mt Arthur, the Ellis Basin Route leads down to Ellis Hut and out to Baton Valley Road.

 

Map
ID 1261

About this track

Added 17 January 2006 by maccamacca. 2 revisions, most recently 18 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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