The Stairway to Heaven is the highest peak among those surrounding the Tira Ora valley. It is 710 metres high, and usually gets a light dusting of snow once or twice each winter. The top 200m or so is untouched native forest, and is part of the Tennyson Inlet Scenic Reserve.
The climb to the top is for the fit and adventurous, but is well worth the effort for the variety of bush you travel through and the majestic views along the way, and especially from the summit. On a clear day, one can see Cook Strait in the north east, and the Abel Tasman National Park in the west.