Pinnacles, Mt Somers Conservation Area
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.
Learn about the history of Mt Somers Conservation Area and about the geological features, plants and animals you'll find in the area.
The main recreation feature of the Mount Somers Conservation Area is the Mount Somers Track, a loop track around Mt Somers.
You can stay in two backcountry huts in Mt Somers Conservation Area.
Find out how to get to Mt Somers Conservation Area.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Mt Somers Conservation Area.
Mt Somers Conservation Area map (PDF, 120K)
Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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