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.


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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Check, Clean, Dry between waterways and stop the spread of didymo.

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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

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Christchurch 8013
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