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Owen, Mt

Ollivier, Mt

Ollivier Peak

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,933 m (6,342 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 43° 43′ 38″ S, 170° 3′ 52″ E
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 2 days
Difficulty Help.gif Hard
Season Help.gif January to April

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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

Mt. Luxmore

Mt. Luxmore highest point on the Kepler track

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,472 m (4,829 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Otago/Southland
Location Coordinates 45° 24′ 33″ S, 167° 34′ 14″ E
Nearest Town/s Te Anau
Range Kepler
Recommended Route
Difficulty Help.gif Medium

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We choose to stay in a bach or holiday house when on our trips - which you can book through
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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

Mt Snowdon

Mt Snowdon, the highest peak in the Tasman Mountains

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,859 m (6,099 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Nelson/Marlborough
Location Coordinates 41° 2′ 7″ S, 172° 36′ 10″ E
Nearest Town/s Takaka
Range Tasman Mountains
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 2 days, one way
Start/End Points Cobb Reservoir / Killdevil Track
Difficulty Help.gif Hard
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Marked Route, Unmarked Route, Scramble, Stream/River Crossings, Snow/Ice (seasonal), Rocky surface
Season Help.gif Year round
Sights Views, Bush, Rivers, Campsites, Huts
Hazards Alpine weather, Unstable tracks, Exposed track/risk of falling, Lack of signage

Getting There

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.

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We choose to stay in a bach or holiday house when on our trips - which you can book through
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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

Mt Pisa

Also known as http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/wanaka-outdoor-pursuits-brochure.pdf

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,964 m (6,444 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Otago/Southland
Location Coordinates 44° 52′ 21″ S, 169° 11′ 27″ E
Nearest Town/s Cromwell
LINZ Topographic map/s CB13 Tarras
Range Pisa Range

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We choose to stay in a bach or holiday house when on our trips - which you can book through
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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

Mole Tops

Mueller, Mt

Luxmore, Mt

Little Mt Peel

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,311 m (4,301 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 43° 52′ 54″ S, 171° 12′ 8″ E
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 7 hours
Season Help.gif November to May

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We choose to stay in a bach or holiday house when on our trips - which you can book through Bookabach.
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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

Little Criffel

Also known as http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/wanaka-makarora/little-criffel-track/

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,341 m (4,400 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Otago/Southland
Location Coordinates 44° 47′ 33″ S, 169° 7′ 36″ E
Nearest Town/s Wanaka
LINZ Topographic map/s CB12 Cardrona
Recommended Route
Season Help.gif Oct-May

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We choose to stay in a bach or holiday house when on our trips - which you can book through
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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