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.
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