Mount Alexander

  • 2 days return by the same track
  • Medium

A long climb to the summit of Mount Alexander (1958m) on the Kaimata Range. This range lies directly north of the Taramakau River and the highway between Jacksons and Aickens.

Mt Alexander • By johnnboy.
Key information
Walking time
2 days
12 hr – 20 hr
Distance
16.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Vehicle track on the true right of the Camp Creek bridge, Lake Brunner Road.
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Maps
NZTopo50-BU20
Altitude
170m – 1,958m
Altitude change 1,788m
More information
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/west-coast/greymouth/greymouth-backcountry-routes/http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/west-coast/greymouth/greymouth-backcountry-routes/

The route leads up Camp Creek, near Lake Poerua. The route soon follows the creekbed and turns onto a ridge and sidling above the creek. The route crosses the creek just below Camp Creek Hut (760m), a cosy forest cottage.

Camp Creek hut • Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.

From the hut, a track climbs persistently past the bushline to 1400m, before easing up to point 1795. A narrow 2km ridgeline leads to Mount Alexander (1958m). From here, views extend west along the Taramakau River, south into Arthur's Pass, East toward Harper Pass, and north across the Grey-Inangahua Depression to the distant Paparoa Range. 

Map
ID 8263

About this track

Added 26 October 2012 by TekingaTekinga. 3 revisions, most recently 4 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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