Tarn, Lewis Pass

St James Walkway
St James Walkway
Track 5 days. Easy/medium. One way.
A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.
Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass
Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass
Track 2 days. Easy. Return via same track.
An easy overnighter through the pretty bush of Cannibal Gorge and on to the alpine views of Ada Pass.
Rolleston Pack Track
Rolleston Pack Track
Track Easy. One way.
An old pack track near Lewis Pass. This is a pleasant forest walk, and an alternative to walking along the road between Deer Valley Camping Area and the St James car park.
Tarn Nature Walk
Tarn Nature Walk
Track Easy. loop track.
A nature trail exploring the wetland plants on Lewis Pass

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.