Dry Acheron Track

  • Walking

Dry Acheron Track follows the Dry Acheron Stream across high country farmland before climbing steeply to the summit of Mount Big Ben.

The track crisscrosses the stream and passes by two developing bush covenants with interesting rock formations.

The climb to Big Ben is recommended for people with high-level backcountry skills and experience. It offers stunning views over the surrounding high country.


No dogs. Stay on the marked route and keep within the boundary of covenant areas at all times. Leave gates as you find them (open or shut)

How to get here

The Dry Acheron Track entrance is off Coleridge Road, between Windwhistle and the Lake Coleridge village, an hour west of Christchurch.

Track Elevation

Map of Track

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Page last updated: Sep 8, 2020, 3:42 PM