Methven & Foothill

A vast selection of tracks to experience the sub-alpine and tussock settings of Mid-Canterbury. Highlights include waterfalls, beech forest and the Mt Somers southern fault system.

Woolshed Creek Hut

Tramping track

Duration: 5km, 3 hours 
Start Location: Woolshed Creek Carpark

Key Highlights:

  • Passing around the southern face of Mt Somers through a mix of open grassland and forested catchments.

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Pudding Hill Stream Route

Tramping track

Duration: 8.25km, 3 hours one way
Start Location: Mt Hutt Ski Area access road or the western end of Alder Track or from Harts Road

Key Highlights: 

  • Rural track in a beautiful setting

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Rhyolite Track

Tramping track

Duration: 6km, 3 hours 30 minutes
Start Location: Woolshed Creek Carpark

Key Highlights:

  • Passing around the southern face of Mt Somers through a mix of open grassland and forested catchments.

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Scott Saddle to School Camp to Awa Awa Rata Reserve

Tramping track

Duration: 4.5km, 2 hours
Start Location: Mt Hutt Ski Area access road 

Key Highlights:

  • Great views from Scott Saddle before desending through beech/tawahirauriki forest and alpine herb and tussock communities.

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Sidewinder Track, Woolshed Creek

Tramping track

Duration: 1km, 45 minutes
Start Location: Woolshed Creek carpark

Key Highlights:

  • Steep hill track through old beech forest, climbs steeply through the tailings of the old Blackburn mine, where it joins the Miners track back to the carpark or a chance to continue to the Woolshed Creek hut.

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South Face Track - Rhyolite to Woolshed Creek

Tramping track

Duration: 4.6km, 2 hours
Start Location: Via Bus Stop & Tri Falls

Key Highlights:

  • This route takes in dynamic scenery with regenerating mountain beech forest within a landscape of waterfalls and deep icy pools.

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Woolshed Creek Hut to Pinnacles Hut

Tramping track

Duration: 6.2km, 3 hours
Start Location: Woolshed Creek Hut

Key Highlights:

  • A easy tramping route though tussock and subalpine, on reaching the saddle (1,170m) views of the Taylor and Old Man Ranges dominate the scenery.

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