Places Travelled – Double Hill Area

For the 2019 Oilskin Wax photo shoot, Styx Mill traveled into the Rakaia River upper catchment area, visiting several high country stations and seeing some spectacular scenery in this remote area of the Southern Alps, South Island, New Zealand

Double Hill

Double Hill is a unique mountain feature in the centre of the Rakaia valley, a short drive up from Rakaia Gorge.

Situated on the south side of the river and near the main divide, Double Hill takes the full blast of the powerful nor-west winds that funnel down the valley, saturate the mountains and rapidly flood the river. An iconic landmark, Double Hill is accessible for the public via a conservation road easement through farmland and then walking track access to spectacular valley and mountain views.

Read about and see more information on what to do at Double Hill.