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).

Snow on Mount Herbert, Banks Peninsula's highest point at 920m. Looking across Lyttelton Harbour from beneath Mount Cavendish. • By Matthew.
Key information
Walking time
2 hr 45 min
Distance
10.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Saddle, Purau Port Levy Road
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Maps
NZTopo50-BX24
Altitude
420m – 920m
Altitude change 500m

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

Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula • By Matthew. Licence: cc by-nc-nd.

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. 

Map
ID 1128

About this track

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