Mt Sunday is a roche moutonnée on the Rangitata River Flats, and you can climb it on a marked track in less than one hour. I tend to do short walks only if they are on the drive somewhere, but with my mother visiting we (Sophia and me) decided to drive to the Ashburton Lakes district and show her the area. Mt Sunday is not far from the end of the road and so we thought we’d take the opportunity to do this excellent short walk while down that way. There are significant peaks and wide open spaces all around, so you get a lot of views for little effort.
It’s a marked track over the river flats, crossing a couple of streams on bridges, then a very short ascent to the summit. Note that the very last few metres are steep and a bit muddy. Its all pretty obvious but if you want more information then the DOC website has a description. 3km return.
The start of the route up Mt Potts (2184m) is just a kilometre or so further down the road, in case you wanted something at the other end of the difficulty continuum.
Mt Sunday Track: The Scenery
I left my camera at home so just phone shots here.