Visiting Mt Sunday (Edoras)

"View out across the Rangitata River to Southern Alps"

Yesterday I decided and planned a drive out to visit and walk the Mt Sunday Loop Track – Edoras out on Mt Potts Station out in the high country area of Rangitata Valley. It was all worth the long drive of two and a half hours through the Canterbury countryside. The weather here at home was miserable and overcast, but the further out I drove out of town the clearer the day became, and once we reached the entrance to Mt Potts Station and the gravel road down to the valley, there was bright blue sky and some cloud with warm northwest winds. I found the small carpark just of the road and opposite the Mt Sunday. I set off with a friend and followed the orange markers which lead you across and around through the bush, across the streams and one swing bridge over the wider river which flows through the land. The walk up Mt Sunday was fairly steep but once I reached the top the climb was definitely worth it. The vistas from the top of Mt Sunday (Edoras) are absolutely spectacular and show how amazing and photographic our country scenery can be. Wind is a factor when at high levels, but you get such an awesome look at the mountains capped with snow and the braided rivers flowing through the valley. Would recommend this for visitors to our country and locals who love getting out into nature and walks. To find this walk look on the app called “”. they have the walk with all the details and map and photos. ENJOY SUE.

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