Old Coach Road

Name

Old Coach Road

Location

Arthurs Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand

Overview

Easy 30 minute loop walk with "rope" experience

Grade

Beginner

Access

Foot

Description

Park near the Greyneys Shelter off Highway 73 near Arthurs Pass. The track begins at the eastern end, and it loops round to the west. The top part includes a rope handrail, intended to be a guide as you walk through the forest with your eyes closed! This is supposed to help you imagine the task of the old horse coach drivers who had to navigate the early tracks through Arthur's Pass. The track is well marked and the loop easy to follow, but strangely there is no sign say "Old Coach Road" (refer to Arthur's Pass walking guide brochure).

Old Coach Road

Getting there

Park beside Greyneys Shelter on Highway 73 6 km east of Arthur's Pass village.

Length

1.12km

Conditions

Double track

Altitude

gain5m loss5m begin692m end692m

Last modified

5 Dec 2010 by ledzep

Created by

ledzep

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