Gilpins Track

  • 15 min one way
  • Easy

Short walk beneath the bluffs of Sugarloaf in the Christchurch Port Hills.

Key information
Walking time
15 min
Distance
0.7km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Cedrics Track, east of Sugarloaf.
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Ends
Mitchells Track, west of Sugarloaf.
Maps
NZTopo50-BX24
Altitude
361m – 442m
Altitude change 81m
More information

This short track runs parallel with Mitchells Track. Combine these tracks for a cool forest loop beneath Sugarloaf, or combine with Cedrics Track for the tussock contrast of Sugarloaf's northern slopes. 

Car parks are located both east and west of Sugarloaf. From the eastern car park, take Cedrics Track for a couple minutes to the start of Gilpins Track. From the western car park at the Sign of the Kiwi, take Mitchells Track for a couple minutes to the end of Gilpins Track. The notes here are east to west.

From Cedrics Track, Gilpins Track branches into forest of mahoe, tōtara, mapou, five finger. The track soon passes a couple of stone seats, leading under bluffs and out onto scrub. A zigzag downhill leads out to Mitchells Track. 

Map
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ID 16293

About this track

Added 6 February 2017 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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