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Lewis / Arthurs Pass walkabout
Oct 4th, 2018 at 12:00pm
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Heading down to Chch in a couple of weeks and I should be able to get a couple of days downtime so have decided to do a quick overnight walkabout. Never been in the hills in the SI and was thinking of doing a fly camp in Arthurs or Lewis Pass areas.
Was thinking Edwards or Goat Pass Hut in Arthurs Pass or going up around Doubtful Hut in Lewis Pass.

Anyone know how safe parking is in Engineers Camp? How about crossing the Boyle River on foot this time of year?

Any helpful comments appreciated. I'm just after a quick overnighter to experience some of the SI country. No gun with me this time just camera gear / tripod etc.

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Re: Lewis / Arthurs Pass walkabout
Reply #1 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 7:28pm
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I cant tell you about those exact places but you'll want a good sleeping bag as it can still freeze up there this time of year and parking in Lewis pass can be sketchy, cars can definitely be targets
  
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Re: Lewis / Arthurs Pass walkabout
Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 8:31am
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Yes parking on either Arthur's or Lewis pass roads can be dodgy, been broken into myself on the latter. Crossing the Boyle is OK but changeable as you would expect, worth considering the two bridges up or downstream as less weather dependent options. Anywhere around the spots you mentioned would be good - it's all great country
  
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Re: Lewis / Arthurs Pass walkabout
Reply #3 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 10:23am
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Thanks for the comments. Was a bit worried about the parking as I will be using my old mans car.
  
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Re: Lewis / Arthurs Pass walkabout
Reply #4 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 4:49pm
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If your hunting the Lewis I'm pretty sure the Boyle Outdoor Education Centre will look after your car for a small fee. Don't make the mistake of going back too far from the road.   Wink
  

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Re: Lewis / Arthurs Pass walkabout
Reply #5 - Oct 5th, 2018 at 7:41pm
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For Lewis pass, if u belong to NZDA, the Nth Canterbury branch owns Palmer lodge which is on the main highway just south of the pass.  Good access to the Nina river tops etc.  Always deer about and a few chamois elude the poaching choppers in the back tops.  Contact a key holder thru your DA branch.  And what Canty guy said.
  

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