Please note: Access to this track is closed from 20th September to 20 October – due to lambing and calving.
The start of the track is 12.5km from Methven – off the Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road (Highway 72)
What you will see........
The scenic reserve is regenerating well after historic logging and burning. The Podocarp tree species are regenerating well, due in most part to the unusual wet conditions of the area.
Around the summit of Mt Alford is subalpine scrubland dominated by Dracophyllum and slim-leaved snow tussock. A small stand of Hall’s totara is also present. Typical forest birds found in the bush are fantail, bellbird, grey warbler rifleman, tomtit and silvereye.
What to expect on the track..........
- Challenging day tramping
- The track in places is unformed with steep, rough or muddy sections
- The track has markers, poles or rock cairns. Also expect unbridged stream and river crossings.
- Tramping boots are required.
The above information is from the DOC brochure Around and about Mid-Canterbury. If you would like to know more about this walking track or any of the others in the Mid-Canterbury area please visit thehttp://www.methveninfo.co.nz.