Woolshed Creek - Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ

Woolshed Creek

As well as being a popular picnic spot, Woolshed Creek carpark is one of the starting points for the Mt Somers Track which provides a number of day walks and multi-day tramps.

Nature trail

Distance: 30 minutes, 1 km
Classification: Walking Track
Cross the bridge over Woolshed Creek before continuing up the true left of Woolshed Creek. Then ford the river crossing to the right bank, ending with a climb out
through the dross (old coal dust) screened from coal at the bottom of the jig. Return to Woolshed Creek car park. NOTE: Take care fording the river. If in any doubt, return the way you came.

Rhyolite Ridge Track

Distance: 1 hour, 1.8 km
Classification: Tramping Track
This track follows a rocky ridge linking Mount Somers Track (south face) with Woolshed Creek car park.

Sidewinder Track

Distance: 45 minutes, 1 km
Classification: Easy Tramping Track
This steep hill track begins with a short walk through a small pocket of silver beech that escaped the fires that swept through Ashburton Gorge. The track then climbs steeply up to and through the tailings of the old Blackburn Mine where it links with Miners Track. Return to the Woolshed Creek car park or continue on to Woolshed Creek Hut.

Woolshed Creek Information & Map

  • Facilities: A large grassy, sheltered picnic area with toilets and information.
  • More info: Collect a Mt Somers Track brochure from the Methven i-SITE Visitor Centre.
  • Please note: Dogs are not permitted.