Vast views up Bealey Spur

While Arthur’s Pass is a popular route for those wanting to head the scenic way to the West Coast, few people actually take the time to explore the variety of trails on offer. Sure, a short walk to the Devils Punchbowl Waterfall is nice (and we can totally do that), but there is so much more to see in this absolutely stunning and characteristic region.

Join me on this full-day adventure and I’ll show you one of the best lookouts around atop Bealey Spur.

We can trail run (one of my favourite outdoor hobbies) or hike up to the hut – simply select your preference below in the extras. You can also chat with me once you booked the trip about the requirements.

Located on the way to the historic Bealey Spur Hut, an easy-going track leads through sub-alpine terrain and Middle-earth-ish landscape, until reaching a small plateau. Here, we can enjoy lunch and take a break to admire the views over Arthur’s Pass and the Waimakariri Valley stretching out in front of us.

A day packed with stunning mountain views, native bush and NZ history – don’t miss out on this classic Canterbury Adventure close to Christchurch.

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$255 NZD

* Save up to $130 NZD by bringing 4 friends

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Jackie is offering addons for this adventure to enhance your experience.

Trail Running

If you’re a trail runner, let’s turn this hike into a proper challenge. Make sure to select this now so that I can prepare for the trip.


Donate a trap

This may not be for you, but many are surprised that only one $45 trap can save up to 1,000 native birds in its lifetime. If you want to be part of New Zealand conservations efforts on a personal level then donate this trap. Your name and special Visitor number will be written on it so that we can record your traps contribution to saving our native wildlife. If time allows, you’ll even get to sign and set the trap you donate.


Airport pickup

Keen and heading out on your Adventure the moment you land into New Zealand? It’ll save you a lot on accommodation and we can arrange luggage storage. Your Bushman will message you for flight details and times.


Energy Snacks

If you need that extra boost during the day trip, it’s worth ensuring you have some high-protein snacks. We’ll have this sorted for you with NZ’s best energy bars & snacks.


Food or Allergy Requirements

If you have any food or allergy requirements your Bushman needs to know about, please add the details here. You can send more information on this via your dashboard once booked.

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Hike or Run Bealey Spur

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No. of Adventurers Price Per Person Total Cost
1 $255 NZD $255 NZD
2 $160 NZD $320 NZD
3 $135 NZD $405 NZD
4 $125 NZD $500 NZD

Prices are excluding GST and will be calculated at checkout.


1 day


Altitude An icon depicting the altitude of this adventure. 1545m



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Who's taking me on this adventure?


I’m an absolute outdoors nut that is always up for a challenge. I love NZ and love showing and teaching others about our beautiful homeland even more. If I’m not paddling, pedalling or running you will find me hiking in the mountains. As a born and bred Kiwi I love everything to do with this beautiful place. I truly believe it is one of the best places on earth and there is no better way to see it than by getting out and exploring. I have a passion for teaching others about the outdoors and love to see people thriving in the NZ wilderness. I have a creative streak so you may even get to experience some outdoor crafts on your journey, or some fresh baked goods.


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All tours require the proper gear to ensure you’re having the time of your life, and are well prepared if things go south. It’s the real and rugged New Zealand out there!


  • 750ml Water Bottle

    750ML Water Bottle

  • Day Pack

    Day Pack

  • Hiking Pants

    Hiking Pants

  • Rain Jacket

    Rain Jacket

  • Recreational Footwear

    Recreational Footwear

  • Sunscreen and hat

    Sunscreen & hat

  • Top Base Layer

    Top Base layer

  • Torch and Batteries

    Torch & Batteries

  • Warm Hat and Gloves

    Warm hat & gloves (March to October)

  • Whistle



  • Cutlery, Bowl and Cup

    Cutlery, bowl & cup

  • Hiking Socks

    Hiking Socks

  • Inspect Repellent

    Insect Repellent

  • Lighter and Matches

    Lighter / Matches

  • First Aid

    Personal First Aid Kit

  • Warm Hiking Layer

    Warm hiking layer


There are add-on extras for this tour. These are the little things that’ll either make your Adventure easier to organise or more rugged - your choice. You can add these during the booking process.

  • Sheffield Pie Shop

    We can stop at the infamous Sheffield Pie Shop on our way to Arthur's Pass for a traditional Kiwi breakfast - vegetarian options available.

    + $6 NZD
  • Trail Running

    At no extra cost, we can opt to trail run this track and get up much quicker than usual - more time to explore the area! This is one of my favourite hobbies and I would love to give it a go with you.


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Q & A

Your Bushman has added a couple of answers to questions other Visitors have asked in the past to help you with your booking plans. Once you book a tour, you'll be in direct contact with your Bushman for more support.

  • How fit do I have to be?

    Although people from all backgrounds and fitness levels have done this hike, it's not without its efforts. You'll handle it, but it's a good day of exercise.

    I recommend to bring lots of water and we can opt to hike this instead of trail run if you want to take it easy.

  • What do I need to trail run this?

    I usually take lightweight and breathable gear, like a merino wool shirt, leggings, hiking socks and trail running shoes with proper grip. (I will be checking everyone's grip before we head out - strictly no trainers please).

    You will also need a water bottle or camelback to keep hydrated and a running vest or small daypack is handy for storing your water and food. I also recommend bringing a sunhat and sunglasses.

  • Will I see Kea on this trip?

    While kea are often seen around Arthur’s Pass, sightings depend on a few factors like the current season, weather and kea activity.

    Due to their (still unpredictable!) breeding behaviour and expansive habitat covering the highest peaks of the Southern Alps, we can’t promise you will see them, but the chances are higher than anywhere else in Canterbury.


Here’s a few answers to the more general questions about the whole journey. You can visit our help and support area for any further information or contact us via the chat function.

  • What is the refund and cancellation policy?

    Bushman Tours sets a standard cancellation policy that can be found via our Terms & Conditions. This is globally set at 48 hours notice. However, Bushmen may add to this depending on the requirements for the Adventure (e.g. - hiring gear and renting equipment on your behalf). The final policy will be located at the bottom of the checkout, or you can reach out to us to check.

  • What happens if the tour is cancelled due to weather?

    In most cases, the Bushman can arrange another day to run your tour, but this also comes down to when you're available if travelling through New Zealand. We recommend ensuring you have insurance for cancellation of any tours. If the Bushman has to cancel due to a health risk, we will call you to arrange another option.

  • What gear do I need?

    Although we have a minimum requirement of gear, you will need the right equipment and gear that is relevant to the Adventure you're booking. This is usually found at the bottom of each tour page, but for our minimum, please visit our FAQs & blog page.

  • Can I hire gear/equipment?

    In some circumstances, your Bushman will have equipment for you to hire. This is available to browse and book through the checkout. We may also have options through our checkout. Although you may be able to borrow gear during the tour, it's important to reserve it now.

  • What food shall I bring?

    Depending on the length, this can vary. Your Bushman will advise on the tour page what is recommended for this particular Adventure, but typically, what we offer at checkout via the add-ons section is what you'll need. Keep it lightweight and nutritious if you buy your own.

  • Where do I meet my Bushman?

    We always try to pick the closest iSite (Visitor Centre) to your Adventure's location. Instructions on precisely where to meet are sent after the booking is made. However, you can also message your Bushman and arrange another location as long as it's close enough to the region.

  • How much extra is it to add family/friends onto the booking?

    If you book and find that more people want to come with you, we can arrange to add them onto the booking (this is dependant on the Bushman's preference to the number of people to take out). The more that book on the original checkout option, the cheaper the fee for each individual - so spread the word before you go to book! Please note, you cannot add or bring extra people 48 hours before the tour starts.

  • Can I talk to my Bushman before the Adventure?

    Absolutely! Once you book, you will be able to login and chat directly to your Bushman through a private, secure chat. Here you can arrange some extras you would like to do, timings for pick up and much more.

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