Mt Snowdon, the highest peak in the Tasman Mountains
||1,859 m (6,099 ft)
||South Island, New Zealand
||41° 2′ 7″ S, 172° 36′ 10″ E
||2 days, one way
||Cobb Reservoir / Killdevil Track
||Track, Marked Route, Unmarked Route, Scramble, Stream/River Crossings, Snow/Ice (seasonal), Rocky surface
||Views, Bush, Rivers, Campsites, Huts
||Alpine weather, Unstable tracks, Exposed track/risk of falling, Lack of signage
From Upper Takaka, take the winding road up to the Cobb Reservoir. Be very careful on this road! Drive to Trilobite Hut and then walk up the valley to Fenalla Hut. Climb up past Waingaro Peak, along the ridge to Kakapo Peak, then descend onto the exposed and loose ridge that runs to Mt Snowdon.
If you want to walk out via the Waingaro River, be prepared for real tiger country, 500m an hour in places. That is after you negotiate your way down off the summit. Be ready to bivvy in the bushafter you finally make it into river. And remember, this is now tiger country, NO TRACKS! Until Waingaro Forks Hut.
Google Earth Map
Support us by supporting our sponsors...
We choose to stay in a bach or holiday house when on our trips - which you can book through Bookabach
Or for more accommodation options, we recommend finding a hotel or motel on Agoda.com
For car hire, you can book from Snap Rentals
- with pickup locations at Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Christchurch Airport, Queenstown Airport, and Queenstown Town Centre
Once back from your hike, treat yourself to a beer from Behemoth Brewing