Mt Somers Track (South Face)

Hakatere Conservation Park

  • 1 day return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

Woolshed Creek Hut - Rhyolite Ridge Track junction (4 km) Time: 2 hr. The route takes in dynamic scenery with regenerating mountain beech forest within a vaulted landscape of waterfalls, deep, icy pools and forbidding rocky tors. From the hut the route climbs 500 metres to a local feature known as the Bus Stop overhang. From here the track crosses the western face of Mt Somers linking to Rhyolite Ridge Track.

Mt Somers Track (south face): Rhyolite Ridge Track junction - Mt Somers Summit Track junction (6 km) Time: 3 hr 30 min around the southern face of Mt Somers through a mix of open grassland and forested catchments. Grand views over Mid and South Canterbury.

Mt Somers Summit Track junction - Sharplin Falls carpark (4 km) Time: 2 hr 30 min The final steep downhill connection over Staverley Hill and down to Hookey Knob then through largely forested areas.

Somer Camp • By lewshaw.
Key information
Walking time
1 day
7 hr – 9 hr
Distance
14.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Woolshed Creek Hut
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Ends
Sharplin Falls Car Park
Maps
NZTopo50-BX19
NZTopo50-BX20
Altitude
1,077m
More information
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/raukapuka/mt-somers-tramping-tracks/http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/raukapuka/mt-somers-tramping-tracks/
Map
ID 4362

About this track

Added 30 August 2009 by lisa_puddleslisa_puddles. 2 revisions, most recently 27 May 2013 by MatthewMatthew.
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