Bealey Valley tramp (B27)

Bealey Valley tramp, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand.

GPS: -42.927992° 171.558420°

Bealey Valley tramping route, Arthur's Pass New Zealand.

Bealey Valley tramping route, Arthur’s Pass New Zealand.

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Heading up the Bealey Valley track.

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Where the avalanche snow chokes-off the valley. At this point you can clamber higher up to get better views.

Where the avalanche snow chokes-off the valley. At this point you can clamber higher up to get better views.

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Views of upper Bealey Valley and its waterfalls.

Views of upper Bealey Valley and its waterfalls.

Views of upper Bealey Valley and its waterfalls.

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6 Responses to “Bealey Valley tramp (B27)”

  1. ajkeizer2015 Says:

    We were at this place in December 2014 and tried to hike up the river. Part of the tramp goes almost trough the river, so take care if heavy rain is forecast, we went back because of the weather. However, even if you don’t reach the snow, you can still do a nice short loop hike. I will post the GPS track later on.

  2. DGottschlich Says:

    Snowfield is gone :/, Still a nice but challenging walk/climb 😉

  3. Steve Says:

    Your top Picture is in the Mc Grath Creek Valley not Bealey Valley.
    Just an helpful observation

    • curiousgorgeguidebook Says:

      Steve, you are right…my Google map screen grab does have the route going up the wrong valley. Thanks for having such a kean eye!

  4. Clint Says:

    Hi Scott,
    Unless I’m mistaken, I think the GPS coordinates in the 3rd edition of the book and atop this page (-42.927992, 171.558420) as well as the GoogleEarth screenshot atop this page are for the Coral Track car park trail head for McGrath Creek, which is one drainage south of Bealey Valley. I think the correct GPS coordinates for the Bealey Valley car park trail head (across the road from Jack’s Hut) are -42.9193278, 171.558364. Perhaps that helps explain Steve’s comment above about the picture atop this page being taken in the McGrath Creek valley.

    P.S. – I really like your north and south island NZ Frenzy books and wish other guidebooks like yours were available for more places in the world. Thank you for the great info, the laughs, and your general approach to things! Cheers!!

    • curiousgorgeguidebook Says:

      Clint,you are SO right…thanks so much!! Obviously I’m not perfect…hahaha, being a one-man show has its problems. Glad you like the Frenzys so much! Cheers, scott

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