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Hope valley in Lake Sumner Forest Park is accessed at Windy Point, beside SH 7, about 160 km from Christchurch.
Several tracks start from Hurunui swingbridge at the end of Lake Sumner Road, which is a 4WD track from Loch Katrine onwards. Vehicle access through a locked gate requires getting permission from Lakes Station.
The Jollie Brook circuit starts and finishes off Lake Sumner Road, in Lake Sumner Forest Park.
Grid reference: Topo50 map sheet BU22, E1537516, N5278657
Remote high-country lakes, beech-clad mountains, wide rivers and hot springs complete this picturesque landscape, a tramper’s mecca and a safe haven for endangered species.
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