Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)

Hakatere Conservation Park

  • 2 days return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

A gentle climb over untracked tussock land to this easy summit.

Arrowsmith Range • By iangeorge. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
2 days
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Maps
NZTopo50-BX20
Altitude
500m – 1,687m
Altitude change 1,187m
More information

Mount Somers is an old rhyolite dome at the edge of the Canterbury Plains. It is generally steep-sided, with deeply-cut streams to the north and south, although an easy tussock slope leads up from the west.

Muehlenbeckia axillaris • By Matthew.

The mountain is ringed by the [[Mount Somers Track]], a good (popular) alternative to the summit route. The standard, marked route to the summit is from Sharplin Falls car park, although the route described here is from Woolshed Creek car park.  

Map
ID 3238

About this track

Added 21 November 2008 by MatthewMatthew. 3 revisions, most recently 27 May 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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