The night we arrived in Greymouth we were told Arthurs Pass was closed due to snow that day and there was a chance it would still be closed.
Lucky for us the weather got better and it reopened. We are not sure what part exactly is Arthurs Pass but there were a couple mountain roads that would have been difficult to navigate in snow due to low visibility.
We stopped along the way to check out the area. I enjoyed Castle Hill rocks. Parts of ‘Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’ were filmed here. They are gigantic limestone rocks that look like an adult playground. We ran into lots of boulderers in the area. We would have stayed longer but the sun was setting and we could feel static electricity in the air which we thought was a sign of lightning. We haven’t experienced any lightning storms but we didn’t need this to be our first.