Goldney Saddle

Goldney Saddle

Goldney Saddle is southeast of Arthurs Pass on West Coast Road, SH73. After crossing the saddle, you are immediately into a drier part of the Alps. There are fewer examples of beech forest rising to the snow line, but the snowline is still obvious, with grey tops rising from the gold and browns of tussock and scrub.

As you drive south through this section, the Craigieburn Range is on the west side of the road. On the east side is Sugarloaf, then Lake Pearson and Purple Hill, then Broken Hill, before reaching Castle Hill Village (no shops).

With or without snow on the tops, this relatively short drive is stunning on a blue sky day.

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