Last Updated: 1st Jun 2023

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The Extra Five Metres

Collingwood, Tasman

Submitted by Steve Beatson

Last Updated: 1st Jun 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 37

Gnarl Factor: 57





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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush

Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Technical Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +17.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -17.7%


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Straight forward, but steep route to the summit of Mt Stevens, with the reward of stunning views on a good day. The first 2km are an old 4wd track, a bit narrow in places, then buckle in for a steep but not too technical 3.5km to the bush line.

From here the route veers to the right (north) for 500m to the trig. However to reach the true summit head west for approx 800m before swinging north for 200m. This section is unmarked but is easy to follow unless in poor visibility.

Retrace your steps, tick off the trig point then begin the descent back to the car.

Great 360-degree views from the summit and nearby trig of the mountains of Kahurangi National Park, Heaphy Track and West Coast.

Parking for 6 cars. Unlikely to be full, but if so park on roadside nearby. Safe parking.

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Straight forward unless in poor visibility when reaching true summit (1213m) could be tricky without a navigational aid (eg gpx file or compass).


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

No water on route (including at summit). Carry what you need for the duration.

No particular seasonal hazards.

Historic Langford's Store
A Golden Bay institution with a history going back to 1928. Known for its Devonshire tea.

Collingwood Tavern a.k.a Tinky's
Post run game of pool with a Tinky's pie and a beer.

Mussel Inn
Great craft beers

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