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Address: State Highway 73, Arthur's Pass National Park 8041, New Zealand
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Temple Basin is an amazing ski area in the middle of New Zealand's Southern...

Temple Basin is an amazing ski area in the middle of New Zealand's Southern Alps, in Arthurs Pass National Park.It's Club-based which means it's all about fun and good times. International press has rated it one of the best snowboarding areas in the world. It's not for the faint hearted, because there is a hike up the hill but once there the accommodation is right beside the lifts

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Good hiking best attempted on a clear day

Temple Basin Track is a good 3-hour return hike that allows hikers to gain elevation quickly. Track is generally wide with mainly gravel and boulders. Incline is gradual in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2015
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This hike has great views throughout and at the top when you reach the ski area. However, the constant pebble/rocky trail wears on your feet and knees and poles would have been nice. I enjoyed the hike and views, but we've seen much better for much less work elsewhere on the South Island. Would be cool to ski here in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'm an ex-skier. But after the hike up I couldn't help but think "I want to ski one more time - here". It's not for everyone. Which is fantastic and part of the attraction. 50min up and about the same back down. Some people said it took them 90min. As such you'll only find a certain type of person up... More 

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Thank MortimerEG
Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

The parking lot is small and not properly plowed. When we went on the weekend it was full and had to park on the road, got a parking ticket.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Temple Basin Track is a good 3-hour return hike that allows hikers to gain elevation quickly. Track is generally wide with mainly gravel and boulders. Incline is gradual in the beginning, and becomes steeper as you go along. Provides a good workout. We went on a cloudy day, and on many occasions during the hike, we found ourselves walking among... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Tough hike to the temple basin ski area, but the views are well worth the 3 hour return hike! Views of the snow capped mountains are amazing :)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The trail up to Temple Basin Ski area is actually a really nice direct route to get you up into the high mountains around Authur's Pass. Starting near the pass itself you begin at a high elevation and head directly up past the Temple Basin Ski Area and link with a whole range of longer hiking routes. Or just walk... More 

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Darfield, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

One of the best mountains I’ve ever skied. It’s a little unconventional and epic, that why I like it. If you’re use to 5-Star resorts and a cosy gondola you’re in for a bit of a shock, remember, it’s in the middle of the Southern Alps Main Divide. My tips for Temple are to keep your ski poles on you... More 

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