Mt Dumblane

Hanmer Forest Conservation Park

  • 5 hr – 6 hr
  • Return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

An alternative to the more popular Mt Isobel at Hanmer Springs, this track is an easy climb with a reward of great views over the Hanmer Basin and Jacks Pass. Shown on topo maps as Mt Dumblane which is the earlier form of the more common name 'Dunblane'.

Mt Dumblane Summit • By Dean McLennan. Licence: C.
Key information
Time
5 hr – 6 hr
Allow
1 day
Distance
7.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Access
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Starts
Jacks Pass, Clarence Valley Road, Hanmer Springs
Distance from you: ()
Other
Altitude
870m – 1,303m
Altitude change 433m
Maps
NZTopo50-BU24

From Jacks Pass, follow an unmarked track westward, away from Mount Isobel. Continue on the rising spur, and ignore the track that turns off down to Chatterton River. Eventually the spur climbs onto a ridge with a relatively flat top. Dunblane is the peak off to the left. 

If you want to continue on, the hills out west are all public land: Hanmer Forest Park and Molesworth Reserve. Mount Charon (1542m) is a full day trip. Further on, Miromiro is the highest spot in Hanmer Forest Park at 1875m. It is a 2-3 day journey. 

Map 
ID 5601

About this track

Added 22 July 2010 by pythagnzpythagnz. 4 revisions, most recently 5 December 2014 by JETNZJETNZ.
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