Mt John

  • 2 hr 30 min – 3 hr 30 min loop track
  • Easy

There are two routes up Mt John. The first takes approx 2 hr 30 min to 3 hr return leading from the hot pools and climbing up through forest to open tussock grasslands.

The second takes approx 3 hr to 3 hr 30 min return leading from the hot pools around the lake shore across the lower slopes of Mt John. The track then climbs steeply up onto the north shoulder of Mt John and a poled track zig zags up to the ridge then follows the fenceline south to the loop track around the summit.

The views of Lake Tekapo and surrounding Alps are stunning.

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Mt John: Key information
Walking time
2 hr 30 min – 3 hr 30 min
Loop track
Loop track
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mt John: Find it
From the hot pools and ice-skating rink
At the hot pools and ices-skating rink
Mt John: More information
ID 3610

About this track

Added 6 April 2009 by lisa_puddleslisa_puddles. No revisions.
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