Mt Richardson loop

  • 4 hr – 6 hr loop track
  • Easy

Climb up steadily on a well-made track through tawhai forest and up to Mt Richardson (1047 metres). At the top you get great views of the Puketeraki and Torlesse ranges one side, and across the Canterbury Plains on the other.

Mt Oxford Summit in Winter • By sam4724.
Key information
Walking time
1 day
4 hr – 6 hr
Distance
9.0km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Glentui picnic area - a 1 hr drive from Christchurch via Rangiora and Loburn.
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Maps
NZTopo50-BW22
Altitude
380m – 1,047m
Altitude change 667m
More information
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/waimakariri-area/glentui-tramping-tracks/http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/waimakariri-area/glentui-tramping-tracks/

To get to the start from Christchurch, drive through Rangiora then Loburn. About 5 km east of the Ashley Gorge Bridge turn left onto Glentui Bush Road and drive to the Picnic Area at the end of the road.

Mt Richardson - view from top of Puketeraki Range • By Caren.

To do a loop of about 4-6 hours, you can head up the Richardson Track to Mt Richardson (2 hours), then down the Blowhard track then the Bypass back down to the picnic area (1 hour to junction then 1 hour to picnic area).

The view at the top is very nice, amongst tussock and dracophyllum.

There are wasps here and at Mt Thomas in the summer so take care, especially with dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map
ID 3361

About this track

Added 17 January 2009 by CarenCaren. 1 revision 17 January 2009 by CarenCaren.
1,154 views in the past year (96 per month).