Mt Sinclair

  • 4 hr – 5 hr return via same track
  • Easy

An easy walk through native bush and open spaces with great views over Banks Peninsula

Pigeon Bay • By pythagnz. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
4 hr – 5 hr
Distance
6.0km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Montgomery Park Reserve, Summit Rd, near the Hilltop
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Maps
NZTopo50-BX25
Altitude
440m – 841m
Altitude change 401m
The well-formed track starts with a gentle zig-zag to reach the giant totara tree after only a few minutes. This is one of the best preserved patches of forest left on Banks Peninsula and you'll see a generous stand of rangiora near here. The track climbs steadily passing through clearings from time to time with fine views of Onawe Peninula and Akaroa Harbour. As the track approaches the ridge top it becomes more rocky. It emerges into the open where some large fallen trees provide a great seat for a rest stop. The track continues along 4wd tracks through farmland and bushy reserves for another hour or so until just under the summit of Mt Sinclair. You can continues on to Mt Fitzgerald, and the Port Levy Saddle or find your way to the top of Mt Sinclair for a great lunch spot and some magnificent views.
Map
ID 5428

About this track

Added 12 May 2010 by pythagnzpythagnz. No revisions.
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