Place info

Mt Fyffe

(8 routes)

The dominant foreground peak seen from Kaikoura, a great viewpoint and popular day trip. There are several day trip routes from Kaikoura and from the Kowhai, generally easy though steep at times.

  • 1602m

    Altitude

Type: 
Mountain
Altitude: 
1602m

The dominant foreground peak seen from Kaikoura, a great viewpoint and popular day trip. There are several day trip routes from Kaikoura and from the Kowhai, generally easy though steep at times.

NZMS260: 
O31 605 772
Topo50: 
BT27 505 155
Reference Name Grade Quality Length Comments Actions
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  The most common approach is from the Hinau picnic area at the end of Postmans Rd, over a locked gate and up the 4WD road. Mt Fyffe Hut (8 bunks, standard) on Tarn Saddle at 1100m is a good lunch spot.
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  Starts from Goldmine Creek. No longer maintained but well marked.
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  From the end of Mt Fyffe Rd, take the track through the scenic reserve to the creek crossing, and up the streambed. Climb up the eastern edge of scree in the head of the stream onto open tops.
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  From the farm at the end of Brunels Rd (request permission from W Aitken, phone 03 319 5091) cross paddocks to the Waimangarara River and follow it to the first major junction. Climb north-west through forest to a rough track on the spur and continue to the bushline through subalpine scrub. The scree spur joins the summit ridge about 1.2km north-east of Mt Fyffe trig.
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  From the farm at the end of Bay Paddock Rd (request permission from W Gray, phone 03 319 5365) follow paddocks, fence line, farm road and a rough track to the leading south spur. Tussock, rock and scree leads to Gable (1586m), north-east of the trig.
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  A long traverse to Gables End (1592m), north-east of Mt Fyffe. Choose a suitable spur from the Hapuku River to the tussock tops. Raven Spur (gained from the Hapuku gorge bypass track) can also be used.
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  Follow tussock and scree from the saddle and along the tops to Mt Fyffe.
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  A marked track starts about 300m upstream from the Snowflake Stream junction, and joins the main ridge just below Mt Fyffe Hut.
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