Miners Track to Woolshed Creek Hut

  • 2 hr – 3 hr 30 min return via same track
  • Easy

This track follows, in part, the line the miners took to the old Blackburn Mine. The track, if accessed via Woolshed Creek picnic area, climbs steeply along the hand-built jig that used to transport coal from the Blackburn Mine to the railway wagons waiting below. Beyond this the track rises up to the high point (trig R, 934 m) with superb views of the surrounding country, before descending to Woolshed Creek Hut.

Historic Blackburn Mine • By lisa_puddles.
Key information
Walking time
2 hr – 3 hr 30 min
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Woolshed Creek Car Park
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Ends
Woolshed Creek Hut
Maps
NZTopo50-BX19
Altitude
934m
More information
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/raukapuka/mt-somers-easy-tramping-tracks/http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/raukapuka/mt-somers-easy-tramping-tracks/
Map
ID 4361

About this track

Added 30 August 2009 by lisa_puddleslisa_puddles. 2 revisions, most recently 30 May 2011 by iangeorgeiangeorge.
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