Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Mt Haast views of the world!

Springs Junction, West Coast

Submitted by Ben Wallbank

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 23 ?

Gnarl Factor: 82 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back


Native bush

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Moderate Single Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +32.0%

Average Downhill Gradient: -32.0%


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From the carpark follow the orange DoC arrows up up and....up. It's a very well worn track and the bush section is good going. After about 1.8k you come out of the bush, now pick up the orange poles towards the summit. The poles will stop about half way up the route where it's then down to you. There are at least two well trodden tracks up to the summit, but please, this is an alpine environment, so if you're not confident, enjoy the already epic views and stop there.

For those that carry on to the summit (roughly 2.7k) you will love the views from the top! It's epic and one of my favourite peaks in NZ - the surrounding ranges are at your fingertips and there's plenty of choice if you wanted to explore further. Return via the same way....or build a hut and live up there forever!?

This trail includes the peak Mount Haast.

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10 km

8 minutes




Very patchy.

Thermal leggings, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map


Just check the forecast and be aware of changing alpine conditions.

On the decent there is one section, 200m from the carpark where another well trodden track send you off to the right. Don't panic, you can get back on track by turning around, or just carry on pop out just down the road from your car.

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Trail Reviews

Honestly in my opinion the best 1000m grunt that money can (or can't!) buy. And the downhill quite runnable as a bonus.

Mike McManaway

March 7, 2022

Dog allowed with a permit from Greymouth DoC office. Had to turn before the top due to mist today, but the glimpse of views looks fantastic. Pretty gnarly track in places.

Sharon Davis

April 2, 2021

This is superb value for your efforts , and once you get to the top, you really feel like you on top of a real peak! Views are amazing, even as far as Mount Cook on a clear day

Steve Hanmer

August 3, 2020

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