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Ladbrooks Hill Track from Ashley Gorge

Black Hill

Black Hill

A straightforward overnighter in the dry beech forests around Mount Oxford.   More ▶︎
Getting started

Getting started

The traditional start: five trampers and packs crowd into a compact car then drive 1.5 hours. Townshend Track in the ...   More ▶︎
Oxford Forest

Oxford Forest

Looking northwest across Oxford Forest from a little west of Mount Oxford summit. The Wharfedale Track follows Dobson Stream left ...   More ▶︎
Summit of Mt Oxford

Summit of Mt Oxford

pleasant 6-7 hr return trip in Labour weekend.   More ▶︎
Mt Oxford Summit in October

Mt Oxford Summit in October

Fresh snow at the Mt Oxford Summit .   More ▶︎
Mt Oxford Summit in Winter

Mt Oxford Summit in Winter

Interesting ice formation on the summit of Mt Oxford in winter 2009.   More ▶︎
Mt Oxford Summit in Winter

Mt Oxford Summit in Winter

Interesting ice formation on the summit of Mt Oxford in winter 2009.   More ▶︎
Mt Oxford summit

Mt Oxford summit

Mt Oxford summit panorama centered looking west.   More ▶︎
Mount Oxford

Mount Oxford

A loop track leading over the summit of Mount Oxford and back through the foothill forest.   More ▶︎
Lees Valley from Mount Oxford

Lees Valley from Mount Oxford

The Lees Valley is surrounded by hills and accessed by road along the Ashley Gorge. The river here cuts through ...   More ▶︎
Pinchgut Hut via Mt Thomas, Bobs Camp Biv

Pinchgut Hut via Mt Thomas, Bobs Camp Biv

Two day tramp on the ridges around Pinchgut Valley   More ▶︎
Mt Thomas Forest

Mt Thomas Forest

Foothill forest northwest of Oxford and Christchurch, stretching from the Ashley Gorge to the Okuku River, and including Mount Richardson ...   More ▶︎

Mount Richardson Track

Climb from Glentui Bush Road up to the summit of Mount Richardson (1047m).   More ▶︎

Mount Richardson Track

Forested climb from Glentui Bush car park to the summit of Mount Richardson (1047m).   More ▶︎

Blowhard Track

Route onto the summit of Mount Richardson.   More ▶︎
Mt Richardson loop

Mt Richardson loop

Climb up steadily on a well-made track through tawhai forest and up to Mt Richardson (1047 metres). At the top ...   More ▶︎

Ashley Gorge Loop Track

Short walk near the Ashley Gorge Camping Ground.   More ▶︎

Ashley Gorge Loop Track

Short family walk near Ashley Gorge Holiday Park.   More ▶︎
Lees Valley, Lillburn Range from Richardson

Lees Valley, Lillburn Range from Richardson

Lees Valley, Lillburn Range from Richardson   More ▶︎
Clearings north of Mt Richardson

Clearings north of Mt Richardson

Clearings north of Mt Richardson - there's a bivvy here somewhere!   More ▶︎

Ashley Gorge Waterfall Track

Extension to the loop track, leading up to a 10m waterfall on a local unnamed creek.   More ▶︎

Ashley Gorge Waterfall Track

This popular extension to the Ashley Gorge Loop Track leads to a 10-metre waterfall.   More ▶︎
Burnt forest, Mount Richardson

Burnt forest, Mount Richardson

Looking northeast along Blowhard Stream.   More ▶︎
Mount Oxford

Mount Oxford

The anti-clockwise Mount Oxford leads up the spur in the right foreground to the summit on the right. The route ...   More ▶︎

Mount Richardson Bypass Track

This track pairs with the Mount Richardson Track to form a nice loop from Glentui Bush.   More ▶︎

Mount Richardson Bypass Track

This track drops from the ridge east of Mount Richardson to the Glentui Bush car park.   More ▶︎
Banana Guard

Banana Guard

Essential accessory for the day walk. At the top of Ryde Falls, Oxford Forest.   More ▶︎
My boots

My boots

My Meindls, soft as clouds, and damp as clouds, on the Ryde Falls.   More ▶︎
Ryde Falls

Ryde Falls

This pretty waterfall in Oxford Forest has seven separate steps.   More ▶︎
Ryde Falls from Coopers Creek

Ryde Falls from Coopers Creek

Easy forest walk to a pretty waterfall with a nearby campsite.   More ▶︎
Ryde Falls

Ryde Falls

The third and fourth tiers of the five-tier falls in Oxford Forest.   More ▶︎
Ryde Falls

Ryde Falls

Pleasant walk through beech forest to pretty falls.   More ▶︎
Blowhard Track

Blowhard Track

Alternative route to the summit of Mount Richardson (1047m) in the Canterbury foothills.   More ▶︎
Horopito, Oxford Forest

Horopito, Oxford Forest

This tree turns a vivid red when exposed to frosts.   More ▶︎