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Castle Hill Peak, Arthur’s Pass National Park

View of the Canterbury Plains from the slopes of Castle Hill Peak. Photo: Iain Galloway
Area
Arthur's Pass National Park
Distance
11km return
Time
Full day
Grade
Moderate
Access
Porters Pass is 60-75min west of Christchurch on SH73
Map
BW21
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For a day trip to remember, consider the Torlesse Range and in particular Castle Hill Peak. From the leg-up that is Porters Pass, the route extends through tussock and scrub to an indistinct path made of gravel and shattered rock. From Foggy Peak the views extend over Lake Lyndon, the Rakaia River and the Canterbury Plains. Navigation skills will be required in low visibility.