The climb to Travers Peak (1724m) is another partially tracked walk in the Lewis Pass Region that offers nice forest walking then excellent views from the tops. We did this walk in winter when there was quite a bit of snow on the tops, and this added to views over high mountains to the north especially. It’s not such a long walk, about 4 hours in total, so you you get good value for effort on this tramp.
Track notes at the end.
Travers Peak via Foleys Track: The Scenery
You can start the walk at the Deer Valley Campsite. Foleys Track starts just over the road. It was pretty boggy in places on Foleys Track, especially early on. And it was a steep final climb to the summit, but not as difficult as my track notes in Canterbury Foothills and Forests made it sound, perhaps because conditions for us were so benign. Best go prepared for crazy weather and possible ice on the summit, at least in winter/spring. Overall not a hard walk on the day we did it though: about 4 hours return.