Mt Stevens, Wakamarama Range, Golden Bay - Oct 2017
Tramp with the Waimea Tramping club from Golden Bay's Aorere Valley to the summit of Mt Stevens. Luckily the weather cleared as we climbed above the bushline and provided us with great views to all points of the compass.
Info from DOC
Mt Stevens route (7 km, 3–5 hr one way)
Mt Stevens route starts from the car park on a terrace 1 km south of Fifteen Mile Creek Bridge on Aorere Valley Road. Look for the sign post as you drive up the valley towards the start of the Heaphy Track. The route up on to Mt Stevens, 1300 m, the highest point in the Wakamarama Range provides wonderful views of the Aorere Valley, south to Gouland Downs and the West Coast. The route is steep in places so you need to have a reasonable standard of fitness. Plan for a full day trip and allow 3–5 hours to reach the summit. Carry your own drinking water, especially in summer.
Check out about more walks in DOC's Golden Bay brochure here.