The Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre, State Highway 73 (Main Road), P.O. Box 51008, Arthur's Pass (tel. 03/318-9211; fax 03/318-9093; www.doc.govt.nz), is a good place to start. The weather in this area can be extremely changeable - never underestimate the danger; people can die when they are ill-prepared and ignore warnings. The center staff will be able to advise you on all safety issues related to walking tracks. Open daily, except December 25.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.