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Mt Nimrod Easement Track, Canterbury

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Mt Nimrod Easement TrackIntermediate

Submitted by Sonia Hollands

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Back country - remote

Out and Back


Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands


5:00 (Slow)
3:30 (Moderate)
2:30 (Fast)



Easement Track is through Private land, however access does not require you to have landowners permission and is public access. It is a Poled Route.

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Start the Mt Nimrod loop anti-clockwise and head up through a technical section of the bush, follow DOC signposts up to the Hunter Hills Conservation Area. You will get to a large stock gate, leading you into private land (public access). Follow the poled route on a 4WD track up into the Conservation Area. Once you are in the Conservation area you head over a stream and into tussock lands where you will follow a 4WD track, heading SE (note this is not a poled route.) Continue the ascent, the track becomes technical before reaching the saddle. From here you can go to Mt Nimrod or start your descent back the way you came.

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Features of interest

Hunter Hills Conservation Area has a great variety of alpine plants!

Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 20%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 80%

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  • Access

    Turn into Mount Nimrod Road from Back Line Road

    DOC Car park

    41 km

    45 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Hunter Hills Conservation Area, take care as this is not poled or signed, tracks are not maintained.

    Generally good.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    At the end of the Poled Route there is a stream!

    Best to do in summer! Low cloud and fog can come in fast at the tops!

    Be aware of stock that may be grazing.

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