Mount Herbert: Monument Track approach

  • 2 hr 45 min return by the same track
  • Easy

A farm trail past an historic hut and a lava dome, up to the summit of Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).

Port Levy Saddle to Mt Herbert • By Hugh vN. Licence: C.
Mount Herbert: Monument Track approach: Key information
Walking time
2 hr 45 min
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Mount Herbert: Monument Track approach: Find it
Saddle, Purau Port Levy Road
420m – 920m
Altitude change 500m

Note: this track is closed for lambing from 1 August to end October.

Snow on Mount Herbert, Banks Peninsula's highest point at 920m. Looking across Lyttelton Harbour from beneath Mount Cavendish. • By matthew.

From the 420m saddle between Port Levy and Purau, take an old farm road past the striking "Monument" lava dome. Nearby is the little Monument Hut emblazoned with the letters "YHA." 

Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula • Basic Hut/Bivvy (NA). Capacity: 8.

Onward, the ill-defined route climbs to Trig zz (913m) before continuing on to Mount Herbert.

The shelter is located about 1km past the summit on a saddle to the southwest. 

ID 1128

About this track

Added 27 November 2005 by matthewmatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 19 May 2014 by matthewmatthew.
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