Mount Thomas Summit Track

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Mount Thomas Summit Track is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Waimakariri District, Canterbury Region, New Zealand that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.1 km
694 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips

trail running




Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Canterbury Plains, Banks Peninsula and the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana from Mt Thomas (1023 m). From the picnic area follow Summit Track up a steep ridge to the summit of Mt Thomas. Come back the same way or return to the car park via either Wooded Gully or Ridge Tracks.

2 months ago

steep as hell and can be slippery, awesome views though

3 months ago

Great views! Steep climb initially and can be a bit muddy when wet but definitely worth the effort!

3 months ago

Great steep walk, but absolutely worth it

9 months ago

Pretty awesome considering its a relatively short hike. Went up during the snow and came down in the dark with a headtorch, Epic!