The rain didn’t stop me from getting in a few good hikes in Arthur’s Pass.
The Devil’s Punchbowl is a quick walk from the small town. You can see it in the distance as you start the walk, and slowly inch closer until you reach the final viewpoint.
Up the road a few kms is another hike you can do that leads up to a ski resort. The rain pelted me the whole way up. The wind grew stronger and stronger. The path paused at the ski resort, and continued behind up another hill. Part of the hill required you to use a rope to pull yourself up. The path went along the side of a cliff, and eventually led to another abandoned building.
I didn’t see anyone else the entire hike, which made the creepy atmosphere even more disconcerting.