Tenehaun - Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ

Tenehaun Conservation Area

Tenehaun is part of Moorhouse Range, which is to the east of the Rangitata River. It includes Mt Tripp (1368m), the highest peak in Moorhouse Range, as well as walking and mountain-bike public access easements above Rangitata Gorge.

The Rangitata Gorge track is access via a public easement at the end of Klondyke Terrace, and Mt Tripp & Moorhouse Range are accessed a public easement at the end of Chapmans Road.

Tenehaun Conservation Area Walking Tracks

Mt Tripp and Moorhouse Range

Follow the marked public access easement from the end of Chapmans Road to the Hinds River south branch. Public conservation land starts here and gives access to Moorhouse Range and Mt Tripp.

Moorhouse Range can be reached by walking to the end of the public access easement and then following the ridge line, which leads to point 1095. Routes are not marked and this area is suitable for fit and experienced trampers.

Mountain biking is possible along the easement but once public conservation land is reached there are no suitable tracks.

Rangitata Gorge

At the start of the Rangitata Diversion Race (RDR) follow the marked public access easement up the face of the terrace. Once this section has been climbed the route is relatively easy-going and gives good views down into the Rangitata Gorge.

Tenehaun Conservation Area Information & Map

  • Classification: Advanced -Tramping Track
  • More info: Collect a Around and about Mid-Canterbury brochure from the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre.
  • Please note:  Mountain biking is possible along the easement but once public conservation land is reached there are no suitable tracks