Peak Hill is a prominent hill on the shores of Lake Coleridge. This walk will give you spectacular views of the Lake Coleridge district.
The start is marked with a DOC sign on Algidus Road, about 10 minutes’ drive from Lake Coleridge Village. You follow orange markers across a paddock then have a steep uphill climb to a ridge before a more gradual ascent to the summit (1,240m). At the top you get 360° views of Lake Coleridge, the Southern Alps and the Rakaia and Wilberforce river systems.
Good shoes and reasonable fitness are a must. This walk is exposed to high winds so best done on a fine and calm day.
Make sure you are well prepared before heading to the Lake Coleridge district. There is limited cellphone coverage in the area and the nearest township services are an hour's drive away in Methven or Darfield.