Mount / Mt Somers Track

Mount / Mt Somers Track

South face - Mount / Mt Somers Conservation Area

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2 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

11 Ashburton

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Information

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.

Details

Feature Value Info

Organisation

DOC Canterbury

Central government organisation

Location

South IslandCanterburyAshburton

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

Reviews

  • Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2011

    7/10

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

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    Andreas

    Germany

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in January 2010

    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.

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    Ross & Catherine Litherland

    United Kingdom