Wooded Gully and Red Pine tracks start off this loop track.
Please note these tracks are managed by Department of Conservation and it is advised to always check their website for any closures prior to embarking on your journey.
From Wooded Gully picnic area walk up the Kererū Loop Track to the junction with Wooded Gully Track. Follow Wooded Gully Track to the junction with Forest Track (approx 45 minutes from the car park). Track turn off. Turn right onto Forest Track and follow this to join up with the Summit Track, and back down to the picnic area.
Track starts off the west side of the Kererū Loop Track approx 25 minutes from the car park. Follow the Wooded Gully Track back down to the car park.
Panoramic views of the Canterbury Plains, Banks Peninsula and the Southern Alps.
Come back the same way or return via Wooded Gully or Ridge Tracks.
This track is quite steep and slippery in places.
West end of the camping area, follow markings on the forestry road uphill for 1.8km until you enter beech forest. Follow the ridge up to Bobs Camp Biv Track junction. This is the highest point of the ridge before it heads in an easterly direction to Mt Thomas Summit.
Alternate routes back via Wooded Gully and Summit tracks.
From Loburn – Whiterock Road. Near Whiterock turn onto Taaffes Glen Road, follow until you reach Round Hill Stream and park your vehicle. Leave all gates as you find them.
Walk 300 m along gravel road then take the track that drops into Okuku River. Cross and follow the marked track to Pinchgut Hut.
Accommodation: (Standard 7-bunk hut, purchase hut tickets beforehand from the Kaiapoi i-SITE or any DOC office).
Note: Weather dependant track as river crossing required (approx.600 mm deep).
Not on map.