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Arthur’s Pass

 

One of the loveliest things about New Zealand is that even if you only have one day to spare, there are plenty of gorgeous, “close enough” locales that provide a getaway making you feel like you’ve truly escaped the daily grind.   The heart of Arthur’s Pass National Park is roughly a two-hour drive from Christchurch, so a mid-evening Friday arrival to camp and a full day’s worth of hiking, still home by Saturday evening, makes for the perfect weekend.

A chilly Friday night camping at Klondyke corner:

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And then Saturday hikes up Temple Basin…

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…and Bealey Spur:

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Even when the climb is difficult, the panorama at the top is always worth it.

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