Mt Davy SummitExperienced
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Native bushOpen ridges/tops
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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.
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Features of interest
Historic Mining Trail from the early 1900s , 1.8m High Cairns , bottles ,bricks, wire ropeway
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 50%
Technical Single Track: 40%
Sealed Road: 10%
Travel 11kms out of Greymouth onto Taylorville Road. The carpark for the historic Brunner Mine Monument next to the road is the start point of the run
Parking at the Brunner Mine Monument
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
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
Post run indulgence
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