Hakatere Conservation Park

This park protects high country between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers in the Ashburton Lakes District, Mid-Canterbury.

The landscape is dominated by glacial basins, rolling tussocklands, and kettle lakes, and includes the volcanic features of the Mount Somers area. The park incorporates several discrete blocks:

  • Mount Hutt;
  • Mount Somers and Woolshed Creek;
  • Mount Harper;
  • A large block east of Lake Heron, including Mount Taylor, the Taylor, Mount Somers, Palmer and Black Hill Ranges;
  • the Big Hill Range;
  • blocks along the Havelock, Clyde, Lawrence, and Rakaia Rivers.

Hut tickets are available from the general stores in both Mount Somers and Staveley.

Area 600
square kilometres
26 October
ID 2402

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Added 7 November 20077 November 2007 by MatthewMatthew. 4 revisions, most recently 20 July 201420 July 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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