Mount Thomas via Summit Track

HARD 9 reviews

Mount Thomas via Summit Track is a 7.1 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Oxford, Canterbury, 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.

Distance: 7.1 km Elevation Gain: 694 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running


bird watching



Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Canterbury Plains, Banks Peninsula and the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana from Mt Thomas.

9 days ago

A good short fitness walk.

3 months ago

Only about 45 minutes out of Christchurch, and has never been busy when we’ve visited. Very steep climb up through pine forest, (though parts have recently been cleared) which took us about an hour fifteen. Definitely worth returning via the Wooded Gully Track which is through the beech forest and includes lots of little stream crossings. Return took about 2 hours.

6 months ago

Very steep track compared to other ways up Mt Thomas but worth the push to the top, not as much pretty scenery to look at on the way via the summit track.

6 months ago

Steep walk at first but amazing views at the top. I walked along the ridge and down the wooded gully track and that was beautiful but a bit wet in places.

Monday, June 25, 2018

steep as hell and can be slippery, awesome views though

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Great steep walk, but absolutely worth it

Friday, December 15, 2017

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

3 months ago

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