Open tussock tops over Rough Creek Saddle

Image: Luke Sutton | Creative Commons

Introduction

This track leads to Lake Christabel.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

5 hr 30 min - 6 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

The track leads up to the bushline, from where snowpoles mark the way through open tussock tops over the Rough Creek Saddle. The poles meet the track down the upper right hand branch of the Blue Grey River above Lake Christabel.

Lake Christabel can also be accessed from the west - see Lake Christabel tracks.

Getting there

Access the track from Speargrass Flat, 10 km west of Lewis Pass on SH7.

Know before you go

Weather conditions can change rapidly, particularly on the tops. Rain can quickly make even small streams treachorous to cross.

Wasps can be common from December to April, carry antihistamine if you are allergic to their stings.

Contacts

Reefton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Phone:   +64 3 732 8391
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   reefton@i-site.org
Address:   67–69 Broadway
Reefton
Postal Address:   PO Box 100
Reefton 7851
Māwhera / Greymouth Office
Phone:   +64 3 768 0427
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   greymouth@doc.govt.nz
Address:   17 High Street
Greymouth 7805
Postal Address:   PO Box 370
Greymouth 7840
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