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Pinnacles hut

Pinnacles Hut (Hakatere)

Pinnacles Hut (Hakatere)

A well-situated hut on the Mount Somers Track. The columnar basalt cliffs of Mount Somers provide a handsome backdrop. Limited ...   More ▶︎
Mt Somers waterfall

Mt Somers waterfall

A bit over half way into Pinnacles Hut,the track goes behind this pretty little falls;shady & cool on a summers ...   More ▶︎
Mount Somers summit

Mount Somers summit

This the main rout to the summit: the ridge leading down to Staveley Hill.   More ▶︎
Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)

Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)

A gentle climb over untracked tussock land to this easy summit.   More ▶︎

Mount Somers Summit Track

The quicker, steeper route to the summit, from Sharplin Falls.   More ▶︎
Hakatere Conservation Park

Hakatere Conservation Park

This park protects high country between the Rakaia and Rangitata Rivers in the Ashburton Lakes District, Mid-Canterbury.   More ▶︎
Mt Somers

Mt Somers

This high foothill,1688m,gives great panoramas of the Canterbury Plains and views of Mts Cook,Winterslow,Hutt,Taylor,D`Archiac,Peel,Tripp,and more.About seven hours return.This view taken ...   More ▶︎
Arrowsmith Range

Arrowsmith Range

Arrowsmith range taken from Mt Somers. Lake Heron also visible. taken October 2006.   More ▶︎
Geological contrasts

Geological contrasts

The ragged rhyolite cliffs of Mount Somers in the foreground, and the smoother Torlesse greywacke of the Winterslow Range beyond. ...   More ▶︎
Mount Somers summit

Mount Somers summit

South Face cliffs, November.   More ▶︎
Coprosma perpusilla

Coprosma perpusilla

Bog at the head of Trifalls Stream, Mount Somers summit.   More ▶︎
Mount Somers summit

Mount Somers summit

Head of Trifalls Stream, looking west.   More ▶︎
Staveley Hill

Staveley Hill

Part of the Mt Somers circuit, Staveley Hill climbs from Sharplin Falls carpark and past Hookey Knob along the south ...   More ▶︎
Sharplin falls

Sharplin falls

At the end of the walk to sharplin falls you'll find this.   More ▶︎
Sharplin falls

Sharplin falls

Walk along a stream to the Sharplin Falls. Different walks are possible.   More ▶︎
Sharplin Falls

Sharplin Falls

Easy walk in fern forest.   More ▶︎
Trifalls Stream, near the summit

Trifalls Stream, near the summit

From a boggy flat near the Mount Somers summit, Trifalls Stream sets off under a rock field and drops into ...   More ▶︎
Mount Somers Track

Mount Somers Track

Leading around the back of Mount Somers, an ancient volcano, this track explores a fascinating landscape with handsome grasslands and ...   More ▶︎
Woolshed hut

Woolshed hut

One of two huts on the mount somers walkway and is more like a hotel than a hut.   More ▶︎
Mt Somers Track (South Face)

Mt Somers Track (South Face)

Woolshed Creek Hut - Rhyolite Ridge Track junction (4 km) Time: 2 hr. The route takes in dynamic scenery with ...   More ▶︎
Acland Shelter

Acland Shelter

Acland Shelter. 10-March-2018   More ▶︎
Evening, Mount Somers

Evening, Mount Somers

Camping at 1270m on Mount Somers.   More ▶︎
Evening, Mount Somers tarns

Evening, Mount Somers tarns

Camping on the gentle tussock slopes at around 1270m.   More ▶︎
Gentle summit

Gentle summit

The easy tussock slopes of the Mount Somers summit.   More ▶︎
Ranunculus enysii

Ranunculus enysii

Growing in damp patches amongst tussocks on the slopes of Mount Somers.   More ▶︎
MtSomers sunrise

MtSomers sunrise

a couple of years ago,we camped at 1200m above the South Face of Mt Somers.Stunning light evening & morning,before we ...   More ▶︎
Miners Track to Woolshed Creek Hut

Miners Track to Woolshed Creek Hut

This track follows, in part, the line the miners took to the old Blackburn Mine. The track, if accessed via ...   More ▶︎
Woolshed Creek Hut

Woolshed Creek Hut

A new hut situated in a handsome tussock landscape on the Mount Somers Track. Ample camping nearby.   More ▶︎
WoolShed Creek Hut

WoolShed Creek Hut

Serviced Hut in Mt Somers   More ▶︎
Woolshed Creek Hut surrounds

Woolshed Creek Hut surrounds

The steeply gorged rhyolite landscape around the new hut, with Woolshed Creek at left, Morgan Stream at right, and the ...   More ▶︎
Muehlenbeckia axillaris

Muehlenbeckia axillaris

This species is widespread around the Blackburn Mine site, Mount Somers.   More ▶︎
Mt Alford

Mt Alford

A walk through beech forest, open farmland and alpine scrub with great views of Mt Somers, Mt Winterslow and Mt ...   More ▶︎
Mount Somers looking north

Mount Somers looking north

The south face is steep and eroded. From the west, a gentle plain rises to the summit.   More ▶︎