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Point at the Keas, Canterbury

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Point at the KeasBeginner

Submitted by Tony Sharpe

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Mt Cook Village

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Open ridges/tops


0:45 (Slow)
0:40 (Moderate)
0:35 (Fast)



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From White Horse Hill campsite find the signposted trail to Kea Point and the Sealey Tarns. Follow the well-maintained trail, passing the Sealey Tarns turn off (there is another couple of trail directories that go up there, Two Tarns Stepathon and Mueller Hut) and continue a steady climb up to the lookout above the Mueller Lake. This is massive country.

Kea Point is appropriately named; there are often kea squawking around the surroundings, if you are lucky they may even fly by your run.

Once you've drunk up the views and maybe seen an icefall / avalanche off the nearby wall that is Mt Sefton then retrace your steps back to the campground.

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Features of interest

Amazing views of Mt Sefton, Aoraki Mt Cook and the Mueller glacier terminus.

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 100%

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Overlapping Runs

The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each

Mueller Hut

Mueller Hut

Length: 9.00km

Two Tarns Stepathon

Two Tarns Stepathon

Length: 14.20km


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  • Access

    Starts and finishes at the White Horse Hill campsite.

    Parking at the Hooker Valley Road end.

    3 km

    7 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    It's alpine here, be prepared for alpine weather and sudden changes.

    Generally good.

    Lightweight fleece top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map.

    Water at the campsite.

    It's 800m above sea level and in the mountains, but this is an all-weather trail. Pack warm gear accordingly though

    Stick to the trail especially up at the lookout - unstable moraine cliffs below.

  • Post run indulgence

    The Hermitage
    Mt Cook Village

    The Old Mountaineer
    Mt Cook village

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