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Mt Somers

Mt Somers offers a number of options for walkers of all abilities to explore and get a taste of back-country New Zealand.

What you need to know:

  • There are a number of walks available including a half/full day hike to one of the DoC huts. Take time to explore your options.
  • For a circuit trip to Woolshed Creek Hut, walk in on the Miners Track and out via Rhyolite Ridge Track. 
  • There are two main car-parks depending on the track you intend to complete. 
  • Both Woolshed Creek and Pinnacles Huts offer an easy overnight tramp.
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New Zealand Department of Conservation Outdoor Safety Code

When preparing for a walk, no matter how long, make sure you follow the Department of Conservation (DOC) Outdoor Safety Code to help you stay safe.

  1. Plan your trip
    Ask locals about the walking track and how long you can reasonably expect it to take or visit the nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information about facilities and conditions of DOC tracks.
  2. Tell someone
    Tell someone your plans, especially if you’re heading out alone. Leave a time that you will be back.
  3. Be aware of the weather
    New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes. Metservice.com is a good tool but also ask at your accommodation provider or the local DOC / i-SITE Visitor Centre.
  4. Know your limits
    It's good to challenge yourself, but only within your physical limits and experience.
  5. Take sufficient supplies
    Even if you're just going for a couple of hours, make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication.