Rangitata River Valley
Image: Shellie Evans ©


Walk to the top of Mount Sunday for expansive views of the surrounding countryside.

Track overview

1.5 km

Walking and tramping

30 min one way Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Mount Sunday is a stunning site with expansive views of the Rangitata River and the surrounding mountains.

The small hill got its name because boundary riders from the high-country stations would meet here on Sundays. More recently it was the film site for Edoras in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Getting there

The track starts on Hakatere Potts Road, about 48 km west of Mount Somers. Leave Mount Somers on Ashburton Gorge Road, which becomes Hakatere Potts Road.

Mountain biking

This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.


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