Four Peaks High Country Track

  • 3 – 4 days loop track
  • Easy/medium
  • Bookings required

A private walk on Four Peaks Station in the foothills behind Geraldine. The historic boundary keepers' and musterers' huts used as accommodation on this track are a highlight, and include the stone Sutherland's Hut, built 1966.

Key information
Walking time
3 – 4 days
Distance
50.0km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
Bookings required
Required
This is a private track. Bookings are available via the website.
Find it
Starts
Four Peaks Station, Clayton Settlement Road, Fairlie
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Maps
NZTopo50-BY18
Altitude
450m – 1,270m
Altitude change 820m
More information
Link
www.walkfourpeaks.co.nz/http://www.walkfourpeaks.co.nz/

This walk follows the route of 1850s sheep musterers. Both 40km / 3 night and 50km / 4 night options are available, along with a separate 60km mountain bike route. Pack cartage is included. Extensive further information is available on the website. 

The route is as follows:

  • Day 1: 14km, 4-6 hours. A vehicle drops you off 15 minutes from the Homestead. From here, head southeast on the Clayton Pack Track past Halfway Hut and Devil's Peak. Bend north up to the Pleasant Gully Hut.
  • Day 2: 15km, 5-7 hours. Head northwest over Fiery Pass (1270m) to Sutherland's Hut on the Mowbray River.
  • Day 3: 9km, 3-5 hours. Head southwest over Jumpover Saddle (1145m) to Devil's Creek Hut.
  • Day 4: 12km, 3.5-5.5 hours. Head west, back to the homestead.

Side trip:

  • From Jumpover Saddle, an ascent of Devils Peak (1587m) is 2-3 hours return.
Map
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ID 8998

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