Tracks

Exploring 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.
Lewis Tops
Lewis Tops
Track 1 – 2 days. Medium. Return by the same track.
A short climb onto the tops at Lewis Pass, providing panoramic views of the area. With camping on the valley floor nearby, the Lewis Tops are ideal for both day and overnight adventures.
Lake Daniells
Lake Daniells
Track 1 – 2 days. Easy. Return via same track.
Lake Daniells is a tranquil, shallow lake west of Lewis Pass. The walk in is along easy, well-maintained tracks through beech forest.
Nina River
Nina River
Track 2 days. Easy. Return by the same track.
Easy tramping up a pretty river valley near Lewis Pass.
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak
Track 1 day. Medium. Return via same track.
A poled route to the summit of Travers Peak near Lewis Pass
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.
Five Mile Creek Falls
Five Mile Creek Falls
Track Easy. Return via same track.
Short track to precipitous 40m falls
Mueller Tarn Track
Mueller Tarn Track
Track Easy/medium. Return via same track.
A steep but easy climb to a pretty alpine tarn near Lewis 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.
Sluice Box
Sluice Box
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
A narrow slot cut into marble by the Maruia River on the Lake Daniell Track
Sylvia Flats
Track Easy. Return via same track.
Roadside hot pools near Lewis Pass
Tarn Nature Walk
Tarn Nature Walk
Track Easy. loop track.
A nature trail exploring the wetland plants on Lewis Pass
Lewis Pass Lookout
Track Easy. loop track.
A loop track at Lewis Pass leading to a good view of the Cannibal Gorge.

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
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.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.