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Canterbury inland scenic route: Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

Mt Somers

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@Mount Somers @Mount Somers


The iconic General Store harking back to a period when self-service was unknown still has its solid wooden customer service counter, the wooden shelves are stocked with the bits and pieces people have requested over the years. It is evocative of a time period when flour was weighed and bagged before your eyes.  The holiday park, school and domain are at their busiest in the winter sport season. Fishing buffs enjoy some of the premier salmon fishing

Mount Somers Track: Mount Somers area, Hakatere Conservation Park, Canterbury offers serious trampers multiple day walks as well short tracks. Mt Somers in mid-Canterbury features rugged bush, open sub-alpine tussock lands, historic coal mines, impressive volcanic formations and deep canyons. SHARPLIN FALLS PICNIC SPOT Sharplin waterfalls is a popular local picnic spot and the carpark is also one of the starting points for the Mt Somers Tracks.

Nearby are three golf courses, Mayfield, Methven Golf Course and Terrace Downs Resort golf course.

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