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