Introduction

It is well worth the effort getting out the car and stretching your legs with a day hike up Dromedary Hill.

Track overview

10 km, 1000 m vertical return via same track

Walking and tramping

6 - 8 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

3 - 4 hr Expert: Grade 5

Other activities

  • Horse riding

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Access to Dromedary Hill is through a public access easement through private farmland. The track is lightly marked along the valley floor, then climbs on a well formed track to Dromedary Hill (1664 m). On a fine day you can see Mt Barth to the north in Ahuriri Conservation Park.

Walkers on Dromedary Hill Track. Photo: Kiersten McKinley.
Walkers on Dromedary Hill Track

Mountain biking

This trip makes a great half-day mountain bike ride. You may need to push your bike for a short stretch on rougher track near the summit but the effort is well worth it.

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

Getting there

This track is located on SH8, 23 km south of Omarama. There is a signposted car park near Dalrachney Road Bridge.

Horse riding

Ride as far as you want on this trip. The track gets rocky and slightly rougher near Dromedary Hill summit.

Know before you go

Map: NZTopo50 CA14 Lindis Pass

Private property: This track crosses private land. Respect the landowner's livestock and property: stay on the marked track until you reach the conservation land, leave gates as you find them and use stiles where provided. Livestock can be unpredictable – keep your distance at all times/go around if necessary. 

No camping until the conservation area boundary.

Contacts

Te Manahuna / Twizel Office
Phone:   +64 3 435 0802
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   twizel@doc.govt.nz
Address:   15 Wairepo Road
Twizel 7901
Postal Address:   Private Bag
Twizel 7944
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