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Avalanche Peak track

Avalanche Peak track

Avalanche Peak track

Page Type: Route

Location: Canterbury, New Zealand, Australia/Oceana

Object Title: Avalanche Peak track

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: andre hangaard

Created/Edited: May 4, 2004 / Jan 7, 2011

Object ID: 160868

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Route Description

The Avalanche Peak Track is the more steeper one. You pick up the track just behind the DOC centre, crossing a small bridge over the Avalanche Creek. The track takes you through the vegetation on a steep hillside passing some nice waterfalls. The bushline is left at 1,200 m. Up here you follow the ridge straight to the peak.
On top of the summit you have a great view of the neighbouring Mount Rolleston (2, 275 m) with the Crow Glacier which raises majestically, the Mount Bealey on the opposite side and the Bealey valley.
Expect around 1,5 hours time to the bush line and 1,5-2 hours from the bush line to the summit.

Essential Gear

Good hiking boots. No climbing gear!

Miscellaneous Info

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View of Avalanche Peak Track from aboveToy trainWaterfall along Avalanche Peak track