Morning on the Mataketake Tops, Mica Mine Tops Route
Image: Albert Nisbet | Creative Commons



The Mica Mine Tops Route is a challenging route within the rugged backcountry environment of South Westland.

Walking and tramping

8 hr from SH6 Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

In winter, snow may affect access to, and along, the tops to the hut.

The tracks are located in a popular Haast Roar hunting area, so may be particularly busy throughout the Roar period (mid-March to mid-April).

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact closest DOC office to obtain a permit. Other pets on conservation land rule

Stay safe in the outdoors


Awarua / Haast Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 750 0809
Fax:   -
Address:   Haast Junction
Corner SH6 and Jackson Bay Road
South Westland
Postal Address:   PO Box 50
Haast 7844
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