Arthur's Pass (mountain pass)

Arthur's Pass, a mountain pass (920 metres or 3,020 feet above sea level) in the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, marks part of the boundary between the West Coast and Canterbury regions. Located 140 km from Christchurch and 95 km from Greymouth, the pass comprises part of a saddle between the valleys of the Otira River (a tributary of the Taramakau River in the west) and of the Bealey River (in the east). Arthur's Pass lies on the border of the Selwyn and Westland districts.[1]

Arthur's Pass
Elevation920 m (3,018 ft)
Traversed byNew Zealand State Highway 73
LocationNew Zealand
RangeSouthern Alps
Coordinates42°54′11.272″S 171°33′42.221″E

A township of the same name (Arthur's Pass) lies about 5 km south of the mountain pass.