Canterbury region

Pinnacles, Mt Somers Conservation Area. Photo: Sarah Mankelow.

Pinnacles, Mt Somers Conservation Area

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Canterbury region.

Mt Somers in mid-Canterbury features rugged bush, open sub-alpine tussock lands, historic coalmines, impressive volcanic formations, deep canyons; it's also home to a fantastic walkway, created by a group of keen locals called the Mt Somers Walkways Society.

Location

Mt Somers Conservation Area is in the foothill ranges of the Southern Alps, inland mid-Canterbury. The closest towns are Staveley village, and Mt Somers township.
 
 

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Canterbury places

Contacts

Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:      +64 3 693 1010
Email:   geraldine@doc.govt.nz
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Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 379 4082
Address:   Botanic Gardens Information Centre
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Armagh Street Carpark
Christchurch 8013
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
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