Mt Somers For all Experiences
Hands down: The area around Woolshed Creek and Mt Somers is an explorer’s dream. There is so much to see and do, we can customise this trip to your preference, allowing for changes in weather conditions. The bottom line is, if you want a challenge, it can happen here. Or, we can take it steady and enjoy what the Canterbury region has to offer.
Starting with a scenic drive to the car park, we want to start nice and early to make the most out of our trip. There are multiple tracks leading to Woolshed Creek and we’ll have a closer look at the abandoned mining relics found around here. The first day is easy going and features a short climb to the first lookout before we descend towards the hut.
The area boasts some unique geology and dynamic scenery: Native bush contrasts with cliffs and gorges. Once we’ve reached the hut, we can continue to nearby water caves, relax next to the small river or make our way up Mt Somers if you prefer to camp out.
The following day, we’ll tackle the ascent of the dome volcano dominating the scenery and enjoy the views and a brew on top. If you want to test your navigation skills, we can also take an unmarked route to the peak. We’ll return to the car park over Rhyolite Ridge and should be back around late afternoon.