Mount Barossa Track

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Introduction

Climb to the top of Mount Barrosa (1364 m) for good views of the surrounding countryside.

Track overview

3.5 km one way

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min one way Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track

Description

Mount Barrosa (1364 m) is an easily accessible peak with good views out across Hakatere Conservation Park and even to Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Getting there

17 km west of Mount Somers, the track starts from a small car park on Ashburton Gorge Road, about 500 m east of Blowing Point Bridge. The car park gives access to public conservation land after a walk of 780 m.

Know before you go

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.

Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   31 Nga Mahi Road, Sockburn
Christchurch 8042
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8042
Raukapuka / Geraldine Office
Phone:   +64 3 693 1010
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   esienquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   13 – 15 North Terrace
Geraldine 7930
Postal Address:   PO Box 33
Geraldine 7956
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