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Lindis Peak

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

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,226?m?(4,022?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Otago/Southland
Location Coordinates 44? 44′ 1″ S, 169? 28′ 4″ E
Nearest Town/s Tarras
LINZ Topographic map/s CA14 Lindis Pass

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Lavericks Peak

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 755?m?(2,477?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 43? 44′ 54″ S, 173? 1′ 0″ E
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 1 hour
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Season Help.gif All year

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Kirwans Hill

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,297?m?(4,255?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region West Coast
Location Coordinates 42? 5′ 55″ S, 172? 1′ 5″ E
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 2 days
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Season Help.gif Oct-May

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Isthmus Peak

Also known as http://www.doc.govt.nz/Documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/matatiaho-conservation-area-brochure.pdf

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,385?m?(4,544?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Otago/Southland
Location Coordinates 44? 27′ 46″ S, 169? 12′ 3″ E
Nearest Town/s Hawea
LINZ Topographic map/s CA13 Lake Hawea

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Helicopter (Lyndon) Hill

Helicopter Hill

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,256?m?(4,121?ft)
List Status Unofficial
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 43? 8′ 32″ S, 171? 43′ 45″ E
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 3 hours

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Grey, Mt

Mount Grey. Fantastic views of Christchurch. Easy walk for families and beginners

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 933?m?(3,061?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 43? 7′ 18″ S, 172? 32′ 55″ E
Range Foothills forests
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 3 hours return
Start/End Points Car park with toilets at picnic area
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Path
Season Help.gif Patches can be muddy after heavy rain
Sights Views, Bush, Communications equipment(!) , May get to see hangliders taking off near the top if you are lucky
Hazards Snow, High winds, Mud , Only in winter really

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Our Recommended Route

Two tracks to the top. Watch out for the longer one, it is the only track I know where the DOC signposts underestimate the time required.

Fyffe, Mt

Mount Fyffe

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,602?m?(5,256?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 42? 18′ 46″ S, 173? 36′ 42″ E
Nearest Town/s Kaikoura
Range Seaward Kaikouras
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 7 hours
Start/End Points Mt Fyffe / Kowhai River Carpark
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif 4WD Road, Track, Snow/Ice (seasonal)
Season Help.gif November to April
Sights Huts
Hazards Alpine weather, Snow, Mist, High winds

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Route Options

This peak can be skied in winter. A good run from the summit down to Mt Fyffe Hut.

Warning

Being isolated from sheltering peaks to the south, it can be a deadly place for the unprepared. My outer shell froze like a suit of armour and my camel-back became an ice block during a winter southerly.

Fox, Mt

This is a really worthwhile walk with amazing views over Fox Glacier and out to the coast. However, it is increadibly steep and does require a really early start and a pocket of fine West Coast weather to ensure that you get to see the awesome views!

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,345?m?(4,413?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region West Coast
Location Coordinates 43? 29′ 49″ S, 170? 0′ 4″ E
Nearest Town/s Fox Glacier
LINZ Topographic map/s BX15 Fox Glacier
Range Southern Alps
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 8 hours (return)
Distance 7.4?km?(4.6?mi)
Start/End Points Thirsty Culvert, SH 6, approx 3km south of Fox Glacier
Difficulty Help.gif Hard
Track conditions Help.gif Marked Route, Scramble, Ladders/Ropes, Steep embankments, Overgrown track, Snow/Ice (seasonal)
Season Help.gif You could walk up here all year round. However, if you want to avoid the snow and icy conditions the summer months are probably the most appropriate.
Sights Views, Birds, Bush, Forest , Awesome views of Fox Glacier, its neve and the Southern Alps in one direction, views out to the coast in the other. Fantastic!
Hazards Alpine weather, Snow, Mist, High winds, Avalanches, Lack of signage

Getting There

Drive approx 3km south from Fox Glacier to Thirsty Culvert where there is a small layby that you can park in.

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Our Recommended Route

Straight up the hill from SH6. It’s a bit of a gut buster, but well worth the effort if you get there before the clouds come in. Some amazing views.

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Dun Mountain

Also known as Little Twin

Dun mountain.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,129?m?(3,704?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Nelson/Marlborough
Location Coordinates 41? 17′ 21″ S, 173? 24′ 57″ E
Nearest Town/s Add this data
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 1-2 days
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Season Help.gif All year

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Conical Hill (Routeburn Track)

Located in the centre of the fantastic Routeburn Track, Conical Hill is one of two peaks you can visit on this multiday tramp. Conical Hill is a sidetrip from the summit of the Routeburn Track, and although it makes for a longer day, for peak baggers it is a must do.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,515?m?(4,970?ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Otago/Southland
Location Coordinates 44? 43′ 17″ S, 168? 10′ 9″ E
Nearest Town/s Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound
LINZ Topographic map/s CB09 Hollyford
Range Serpentine
Recommended Route
Start/End Points Routeburn Shelter/The Divide
Difficulty Help.gif Hard
Track conditions Help.gif Path, Track, Marked Route, Swingbridges, Scramble
Season Help.gif Oct to Apr
Sights Views, Birds, Bush, Forest, Lakes, Rivers, Campsites, Huts , Darran Mountains, Hollyford Valley, Martins Bay (on a clear day!)
Hazards Alpine weather, Snow, Ice, Mist, High winds, Sandflies, Slips, Exposed track/risk of falling, Crowds

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