Last Updated: 8th Oct 2023


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Mt Robert Loop

St. Arnaud, Tasman

Submitted by Mal Law

Last Updated: 8th Oct 2023


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Grunt Factor: 17 ?

Gnarl Factor: 31 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Very hilly

Native bush

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Gravel Road

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +17.6%

Average Downhill Gradient: -15.4%


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From the car park pick up the Pinchgut Track. This well made trail winds its way uphill through a series of zigzags to climb some 550m over just 3 kms. Initially it is all in bush but shortly before reaching Mt. Robert (a fairly indisticnct summit off the track to the left) it breaks into the open revealing stunning 360 deg views.
Just beyond Relax Shelter hang a left on to Paddys Track and follow this over a gentle downhill with stunning views, past the disused historic hut, through a small stand of beech forest, to the newer Bushline Hut.
Beyond the hut the trail has been gravelled and starts to drop quite steeply, eventually entering regenerating bush and crossing a couple of slips. There is one junction lower down where you bear left and follow the trail out to the gravel road. turn left again and finish with a short sharp uphill on the road to return to the car park.

This trail includes the peak Mount Robert.

Stunning mountain and lake views, historic hut.

Plenty of parking, toilet, information board & map

7 km

12 minutes




Well signposted but if the cloud is down keep a sharp eye out for the left turn on to Paddys Track.

Generally good.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries, Crampons / microspikes (for winter conditions)

The only water on the route is at Bushline Hut.

This is an alpine environment and conditions can be treacherous at any time of the year in bad weather. Expect snow in winter but don't be put off by it - this is a great route for those that go prepared with micro-spikes and/or snowshoes!

Be prepared for extreme weather at any time of year.

Alpine Lodge
St. Arnaud
Great hospitality, great food and convivial atmosphere in their restaurant/bar

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Kieran Burton

Kieran Burton

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Trail Reviews

Hard up to start with but rewarded with spectacular views. Be prepared for weather at the top. It is a very exposed ridge line. We got a bluebird day and it was amazing!

Suzanne Roberts

December 29

Easy well maintained track, so not technical. The reward for slog up is great views & opportunity to hammer the down hill till your quads scream.

Glen Brownlee

October 9, 2023

Lovely shade on Pinchgut and gorgeous views from the top and along Paddy's track.

Jessica Carroll

January 26, 2022

Grunty start but rewarded with epic views the whole way. Top notch short run

Angus Neill

January 30, 2021

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