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Mount Isobel Track

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A rewarding hike up Canterbury's most climbed mountain with stunning vistas over Hanmer Springs.


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2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

4,310' 1,314 m

High

1,719' 524 m

Low

2,609' 795 m

Up

17' 5 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

53%

Max Grade (28°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

The track starts at the junction of Clarence Valley Road and Pawson Road and steadily ascends up the slope of Mount Isobel. For the first half of the ascent, hikers alternate between open stretches with amazing views onto Hanmer Springs and forested sections. Abundant wildflowers along the track make this a very pleasant hike.

At 1.7 miles, the track turns north and becomes very exposed and steep as you make your way up the ridge line and further to Mount Isobel. The reward is stunning vistas in all directions once you reach the summit.

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Tilman Giese

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Hanmer Springs and Hanmer Forest Park
Jun 7, 2018 near St Arnaud, NZ
Vast views across the Hanmer Springs plain from above the treeline
Jun 7, 2018 near St Arnaud, NZ
Hanmer Springs
Jun 7, 2018 near St Arnaud, NZ
Foxgloves on Mount Isobel Track
May 29, 2018 near St Arnaud, NZ
Hanmer Springs from the start of Mount Isobel Track
May 29, 2018 near St Arnaud, NZ

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Aug 9, 2020
Nicoline Nielsen
If you're not scared by the cold, this track is a stunning winter experience!
Dec 30, 2017
Tilman Giese