Climb Mt. Ollivier

New Zealand White Horse Hill Campground

Added by Lauren Schusterman

The summit of Mount Ollivier is offers amazing panoramic views. If you're planning to make this adventure an overnight at the Mueller Hut, this makes for a great morning hike of 0.6 miles roundtrip with a 436 foot elevation gain. In the winter, this hike requires experience with crampons and ice axe.

Start on the track from the White Horse Hill campground. Follow the track up almost 2,000 steps until you reach Sealy Tarns. From here the track continues steeply up the mountain until you reach the ridge. Continue over the ridge until reaching the hut. From here continue up the ridge to the summit of Mt. Ollivier.

WARNING: In the winter/spring season this track has deep snow and alpine equipment and skill is greatly recommended. Also it is important to check the avalanche danger with the local DOC as avalanches can be frequent on this track.

Pack List

  • Hiking Boots
  • Food for at least 2 days
  • Water (bring at least 3L)
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Ice axe and crampons (if climbing in off season)
  • Warm clothing
  • Personal locator beacon
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent (if camping rather than sleeping in the hut)
  • Gaiters (if snow present on track)
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Backpacking, Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Advanced

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

7 Miles

Elev. Gain:

3436 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

9 months ago

Great Adventure

I cant wait for the snow to start falling in NZ. I am going to head up to Ollivier as soon as i get a chance. Beautiful photos!

9 months ago

Added by Lauren Schusterman

College student at UCLA. Born and raised in Boulder, CO. In love with the outdoors and all it has to offer.

More Adventures Nearby

Ride the Craigieburn Mountain Bike Trails

New Zealand / Craigieburn Mountain Bike Trails

Being a cloudy and gray day in Christchurch, we decided to pack the bikes up and drive the 100kms on SH73 up to the Craigieburn Forest Park. There are several entrances to the tracks.

Sam Minnell
1 Saves

Backpack and Kayak to Blue Lake

New Zealand / Lake Rotoroa

This lake has the clearest visibility fresh water found anywhere in the world with visibility between the 70-80 meter range.

Jesse Dhue
4 Saves

Mountain Bike the Old Ghost Road

New Zealand / Lyell Trailhead, New Zealand

The Old Ghost Road is an intermediate-advanced backcountry single-track mountain bike trail in New Zealand. It takes 1-4 days to complete, with most people doing the ride in two days.

Dulkara Martig
3 Saves