Mount / Mt Somers Track

Mount / Mt Somers Track

South face - Mount / Mt Somers Conservation Area



2 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

11 Ashburton



Time: 6 hours

Passing around the southern face of Mt Somers through a mix of open grassland and forested catchments, this section of track eventually rises to its highest point at the junction of the Mt Somers Summit Track, with grand views over Mid and South Canterbury.

Getting there

Access to Woolshed Creek is through Mount Somers township. Follow the Ashburton Gorge Road for 10.5 km then turn down the signposted road 3.5 km to Woolshed Creek picnic area - a large, grassy, sheltered picnic and camping area, with toilets and information panels.


Feature Value Info


South IslandCanterburyAshburton


  • Walking
  • Free



Andreas's avatar



Ranking: 7/10

Two day trek, long second day, 8 hours walking.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Ross & Catherine Litherland's avatar

Ross & Catherine Litherland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Excellent circuit - mainly above the bush line + off the main tourist track so reasonably quiet. An ascent of Mt Somers is a good side trip - plus the new huts en route make a night out well worth it.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in January 2010