Last Updated: 21st Jun 2024

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Mt Davy Summit

Greymouth, West Coast

Submitted by Ben Aynsley

Last Updated: 21st Jun 2024

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Grunt Factor: 46 ?

Gnarl Factor: 88 ?

18.5km

1300m

1300m

1033m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Mountainous

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

10%
40%
50%

Sealed Road

Technical Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.8%

Average Downhill Gradient: -14.3%

Trailhead

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Estimated Times to Run

5:30

Slow

4:00

Moderate

3:00

Fast

Mt Davy Summit is best accessed via the Coolgardie Track which starts opposite the Brunner mine monument, across the road from the monument is an unmarked trail heading east and up Mt Sewel. Be sure to turn uphill at the blue marker approx. 500m into the trail. From there its 800m vertical in 4km to get most of the climbing done. You will come out on a sealed access road for the radio towers. Follow this for approx. 2km past Mt Sewell to Paparoa Peak, Mt Davy is directly north from Paparoa Peak and the start of the route is marked with pink flagging tape at the hairpin in the road before the final radio tower. Follow waratahs and historic cairns all the way across the open tops to the trig on Mt Davy summit. Approximately 9km to summit and return is via the same route.

This trail includes the peak Mount Davy .

Historic Mining Trail from the early 1900s , 1.8m High Cairns , bottles ,bricks, wire ropeway

There are public toilets at the Brunner mine site.

Parking at the Brunner Mine Monument

11 km

11 minutes

Yes

No

Hard.

Ensure you turn left at the blue marker 500m into the trail, if you miss the turn off you wont get lost but will come to a dead end. Check the maps before you go to familiarise yourself with the direction you are heading. Note hairpin in road before final radio tower to look out for pink flagging tape

Generally good.

Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map

very little - Best to take own supply

Very exposed on a windy or foggy day, Best to leave this one for them calm clear days

Technical Route with lots of loose rock

DP1
Greymouth
Coffee!

Montieths Brewery
Greymouth
Beers!

Trail Legend

NP

Nelson Pearson

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Trail Reviews

If it weren't for Wild Things you'd never know of the Coolgardie track that climbs up from the Brunner mine site to the access road (it's not marked on topo maps). The route is super varied with classic WC bush at the start, a bit of paved road, then some lightly trafficked impact tracks through bush and scrub and nice wide open tops travel on some really interesting rocky terrain. Great views from the top, highly recommended!

Tom Brennan

March 6, 2023

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