Mt Somers Walk

The popular 2-3 day sub-alpine Mt Somers Track, an easy tramping track, falls within the park.


Mt Somers Walkway Hut

About Mt Somers Walk

Scattered throughout the park are a number of huts and bivouacs, most of which are accessed via unmarked routes following riverbeds. The upper Rakaia huts have a high level route (Glenfalloch Route) marked by poles. This route can be used when weather conditions and high rivers make riverbed travel impossible.


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Starting points for Mt Somers Track are either from Staveley or Mt Somers township. From Staveley – turn off Inland Scenic Route 72 at Staveley and follow the road to the Sharplin Falls car park, which has toilets and an information panel. From Mt Somers township – follow Ashburton Gorge Road for approximately 10 km before turning right onto Jig Road which will take you to the Woolshed Creek picnic area. Here you will find a large grassy, sheltered picnic area with toilets and information.