Looking down to the flats at Hope Valley, Lake Sumner Forest Park
Remote high-country lakes, beech-clad mountains, wide rivers and hot springs complete this picturesque landscape, a tramper’s mecca and a safe haven for endangered species.
Lake Sumner - Lewis Pass brochure (PDF, 2,357K)
17 February 2015: Aerial 1080 application in the South Branch of the Hurunui valley
For more information refer to the Eastern South Island pesticide summary
The park supports a number of rare species. Learn about these species and their conservation and other features of the area.
Lake Sumner is a fantastic place for hunting, tramping and fishing.
DOC accommodation within the park includes many huts and bivvies as well as two conservation campsites.
Find out how to get to Lake Sumner Forest Park and which maps cover the area.
Find businesses that are DOC-approved to provide activities and services in Lake Sumner Forest Park.
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
Alerts for Canterbury places
Hurunui Visitor Information Centre (managed by the Hurunui District Council)42 Amuri AveHanmer SpringsPhone: +64 3 315 0020 Fax: +64 3 315 0021