Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach

  • 7 hr – 7 hr 30 min return by the same track
  • Easy

A lengthy route along the Crater Rim, past the Remarkable Dykes and the Sign of the Packhorse to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).

Sign of the Packhorse • By eon514. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
1 – 2 days
7 hr – 7 hr 30 min
Distance
19.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Gebbies Pass, Gebbies Pass Road, Teddington.
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Maps
NZTopo50-BX24
Altitude
150m – 919m
Altitude change 769m

From a small car park on Gebbies Pass, a stile leads to a farm track. Follow the marker poles along the summit ridge, past the Remarkable Dykes to historic Packhorse Hut. 

Packhorse Hut • Serviced Hut (DOC). Capacity: 9.Bookings required.

From the hut, follow the poled route around the southern face of Mount Bradley. The track passes through a welcome patch of forest before climbing over tussock to a high sidle just under the bluffs near the top of the mountain.

A rocky track leads under the bluffs to the southern face of Bradley's eastern spur, and wanders through gorse. Gaiters are a good idea here. The track soon crosses a fenceline and meets the track up from Orton Bradley Park. The Mount Herbert Shelter is another 10 minutes along, with the summit 15 minutes further.

Mount Herbert Shelter • Shelter (DOC).

Walking times

  • Gebbies Pass to Sign of the Packhorse: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Hut to bluffs: 1 hour
  • Bluffs to Mount Herbert Shelter: 45 minutes
  • Shelter to summit: 15 minutes
Map
ID 10190

About this track

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