4 Rankers Reviews
Pinnacles Hut is named after the rock formations on the northern face of Mt Somers, formed by the cooling of very hot sticky lava flows some 90 million years ago.
From the hut follow the markers through tussock and sub-alpine scrub up to Mt Somers saddle (1170 m). It is a steady climb to the saddle, which is about midway along the track. From the saddle a vista of the Taylor and Old Man ranges can be seen.
The track then descends towards Morgan Stream. A sign, just before the Morgan Stream crossing, indicates a short side-trip down to the creek to view some interesting water carved rock features referred to as 'caves'. Returning to the main track, follow the markers across Morgan Stream on to Woolshed Creek Hut.
South Island ▷ Canterbury ▷ Methven
Very nice track but not easy. Night in a hut - sunrise in the clouds......
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I would like to point out that it's not free, there is a small DOC hut fee. Great place to visit though.
Great one or two days walk in the Coromandel peninsula. Nice views no cost.
Challenging 1 day trek. See the view from the top of the Pinnacles is simply worth it! Nice hut near the summit, so the trek can be split into two days.