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Te Ara Pātaka

Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach

Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach

A lengthy route along the Crater Rim, past the Remarkable Dykes and the Sign of the Packhorse to Mount Herbert ...   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert: Kaituna Valley approach

Mount Herbert: Kaituna Valley approach

A gentle climb to an historic hut, and onward to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert: Monument Track approach

Mount Herbert: Monument Track approach

A farm trail past an historic hut and a lava dome, up to the summit of Mount Herbert / Te ...   More ▶︎
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve

Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve

A rich pocket of remnant forest beneath a rocky escarpment on Banks Peninsula.   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert Walkway

Mount Herbert Walkway

A straightforward climb from Diamond Harbour over farmland to the highest point on Banks Peninsula: Mount Herbert / Te Ahu ...   More ▶︎
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve

Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve

Montgomery Park is a pocket of remnant Banks Peninsula forest sheltering under a long volcanic escarpment just off the road ...   More ▶︎
Gebbies Pass - Sign of the Packhorse

Gebbies Pass - Sign of the Packhorse

An easy walk in to the historic Sign of the Packhorse Hut on Banks Peninsula. Closed for lambing August-October.   More ▶︎
Mt Sinclair

Mt Sinclair

An easy walk through native bush and open spaces with great views over Banks Peninsula   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki

Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki

Approaches on all sides lead to highest point on Banks Peninsula (919m).   More ▶︎
Pigeon Bay

Pigeon Bay

View of Pigeon Bay from track to Mt Sinclair   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert: Western Valley Road approach

Mount Herbert: Western Valley Road approach

A straightforward route along the unconstructed section of the Summit Road to the highest point on Banks Peninsula: Mount Herbert ...   More ▶︎
Port Levy Saddle to Mt Herbert

Port Levy Saddle to Mt Herbert

Wind shorn Totara trees beside the ridge track on the way to Mt Herbert - the high point in the ...   More ▶︎

Mount Herbert: Orton Bradley Park approach

From Charteris Bay, this route leads through Orton Bradley Park to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert Shelter

Mount Herbert Shelter

Large open-sided shelter near the summit of Mount Herbert.   More ▶︎
Okuti Track

Okuti Track

New track over farmland, in Okuti Valley, Banks Peninsula.   More ▶︎
View from the Monument Track

View from the Monument Track

Purau, with the Port Hills and Christchurch beyond. Mount Grey is visible in the haze to the left.   More ▶︎

Monument Track (south)

Short walk at the head of the Kaituna Valley.   More ▶︎
Monument Track (south)

Monument Track (south)

Climb from the head of the Kaituna Valley to Te Ara Pātaka, and the network of tracks running from Purau ...   More ▶︎
The Monument

The Monument

A striking volcanic dome behind Purau, popular with climbers.   More ▶︎
Monument Track

Monument Track

Monument Track from the Kaituna Valley side.   More ▶︎

Crater Rim Walkway: Ahuriri to Sign of the Bellbird

The southernmost section of the Crater Rim Walkway in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎
Crater Rim Walkway

Crater Rim Walkway

Follow the ridge of the volcanic Port Hills above Christchurch.   More ▶︎
Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula

Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula

This surprising little hut is a relic of the YHA farm hostel network on Banks Peninsula. The hut was built ...   More ▶︎
Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula

Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula

A small hut near the road on the Purau / Port Levy Saddle.   More ▶︎
Monument Track (south)

Monument Track (south)

Verdant regeneration on this easy Banks Peninsula walk.   More ▶︎

Omahu Bush

Omahu Bush is a rich forest reserve on Christchurch's Port Hills. This circuit follows Kirk's and Rhodes Tracks.   More ▶︎
Remarkable Dykes

Remarkable Dykes

A pair of rock walls that form the boundaries of a crack in the side of the Lyttelton Volcano. The ...   More ▶︎
Fern and lichen

Fern and lichen

The damp forest floor in Omahu Bush.   More ▶︎
Omahu Bush

Omahu Bush

Easy walking on Christchurch's Port Hills.   More ▶︎
Omahu Bush

Omahu Bush

This reserve is damp, ferny, and abundant with tree fuchsia.   More ▶︎

Kirks Track

Marked track descending through Omahu Bush in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎
Anne's Falls, Omahu Bush

Anne's Falls, Omahu Bush

Perhaps the best waterfall in the best pocket of bush in Christchurch's Port Hills.   More ▶︎
Packhorse Hut Track

Packhorse Hut Track

A gentle climb to the historic "Sign of the Packhorse" hut beneath Mount Bradley on Banks Peninsula. Views of the ...   More ▶︎
Sign of the Packhorse

Sign of the Packhorse

Mount Bradley forms a handsome backdrop to the hut.   More ▶︎
Sign of the Packhorse

Sign of the Packhorse

Distinctive stone hut located near Mount Bradley.   More ▶︎
Packhorse Hut

Packhorse Hut

A stone hut perched on a saddle next to Mount Bradley, with commanding views of Lyttelton Harbour. The "Sign of ...   More ▶︎
Port Levy Saddle to Rod Donald Hut

Port Levy Saddle to Rod Donald Hut

Short section of Te Ara Pātaka leading to a new hut. Typical walking time is about 1 hour.   More ▶︎
Small tramper

Small tramper

Port Levy Saddle on Te Ara Pātaka.   More ▶︎
Remnant forest

Remnant forest

Pockets of tōtara forest near Port Levy Saddle.   More ▶︎
Te Ara Pātaka

Te Ara Pātaka

Easy walking near Port Levy Saddle.   More ▶︎
Stile

Stile

Two-year-old negotiating a stile on Te Ara Pātaka.   More ▶︎
Waipuna Saddle

Waipuna Saddle

Wind-shorn tōtara forest and hand-hewn fence posts at Waipuna Saddle.   More ▶︎
Down to Rod Donald Hut

Down to Rod Donald Hut

Dropping off Waipuna Saddle to the hut. Mount Herbert in the background.   More ▶︎

Foreshore Road Walkway

Follow the closed coastal road between Governors Bay and Allandale in Lyttelton Harbour. Coastal views and easy walking.   More ▶︎

Head to Head Walkway

This track is in development on the shores or Whakaraupo / Lyttelton Harbour. When complete, the walkway is planned to ...   More ▶︎

Foreshore Road Walkway

A flat stroll along an old section of road between Allandale and Governors Bay.   More ▶︎
Rod Donald Hut

Rod Donald Hut

Tidy split level hut owned by the Rod Donald Trust and for public use. The hut is located on Te ...   More ▶︎
Old toilet, Rod Donald Hut

Old toilet, Rod Donald Hut

There is a new toilet, and this is not it. If you like the rustic experience or need a plan ...   More ▶︎
Rod Donald Hut

Rod Donald Hut

At night, the view down valley takes in the bright lights of Little River village.   More ▶︎
Rod Donald Hut

Rod Donald Hut

Newly opened hut with all the features!   More ▶︎
Rod Donald Hut

Rod Donald Hut

New hut that servicing Te Ara Pātaka on Banks Peninsula.   More ▶︎

Christchurch - Little River Rail Trail

Walking and cycling trail along the path of an old railway from Christchurch to Little River.   More ▶︎

Cass Ridge Track

Easy descent from the Sign of the Bellbird to the southern end of Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎
Onawe

Onawe

Historic volcanic peninsula in Akaroa Harbour.   More ▶︎

Ellas Track

Easy sidle with Lyttelton Harbour views.   More ▶︎
Sign of the Bellbird, Christchurch

Sign of the Bellbird, Christchurch

Sign of the Bellbird, situated in Kennedy's Bush Reserve within the Port Hills of Christchurch.   More ▶︎
Sign of the Bellbird

Sign of the Bellbird

Open stone shelter on Summit Road, Christchurch. The shelter overlooks Kennedys Bush, where there are a number of short walks. This ...   More ▶︎
Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush

Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush

Short, verdant track in Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush

Short connector track in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Orongomai Trail

Loop track exploring Kennedys Bush on the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Crater Rim Walkway: Sign of the Bellbird to Sign of the Kiwi

Short section between two of the original Summit Road rest houses on the Crater Rim Walkway.   More ▶︎

Fantail Trail, Kennedys Bush

Short connector track in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Quarry Trail, Kennedys Bush

Short track through an old, forested quarry in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Kaituna Valley Scenic Reserve

A pleasant stroll on a vague loop trail under remnant titoki forest.   More ▶︎

Holdsworth Trail

Short walk in the Christchurch Port Hills. This track connects Kennedys Bush with the Kennedys Bush Track.   More ▶︎

Kanuka Track

Rough track in Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Bivvy Track

Rough track through Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Bush Road Track

Track partly following an old road within Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Totara Log Track

Fire-damaged track in Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Ohinetahi Bush Reserve

Outstanding block of forest located on eastern slopes of the Christchurch Port Hills above Governors Bay.   More ▶︎

Mount Ada

Short and easy climb to a Port Hills summit with excellent views over Governors Bay.   More ▶︎

Titoki Track, Ohinetahi Reserve

Very pleasant forest walk, climbing a gully behind Governors Bay.   More ▶︎

Duke Street

Very short connector track in Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Ngaio Track, Ohinetahi Reserve

Grassy walk with views that starts and ends on the Titoki Track.   More ▶︎

Watlings Track

Short gully descent in Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎
Mount Ada after the fires

Mount Ada after the fires

Mount Ada on the Christchurch Port Hills burned during February's wildfires. Years of revegetation plantings on the summit were destroyed.   More ▶︎

Bivvy Track

Descending from the Christchurch Summit Road into Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Kennedy's Bush Track

A straightforward climb on Christchurch's Port Hills   More ▶︎
Pigeon Bay Walkway

Pigeon Bay Walkway

Pigeon Bay Walkway   More ▶︎

Trig V Track

Short walk in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Trig V

Short track on Christchurch's Port Hills, with views down to Governors Bay and Lyttelton Harbour.   More ▶︎

Faulkners Track

Descend through bluffs to Governors Bay near Christchurch.   More ▶︎

Ōtamahua Hut

Historic hut on Ōtamahua / Quail Island near Christchurch. This hut is one of the closest huts to Christchurch city, ...   More ▶︎
Quail Island

Quail Island

Ever wanted to spend the day in the middle of an old volcano?   More ▶︎

North Boundary Track

Short side track off Faulkners Track above Governors Bay.   More ▶︎
Purple Peak

Purple Peak

Stunning view from to top of Purple peak overseeing Akaroa harbour   More ▶︎

Horomaka Island Hut

Hut located on a tiny island at Port Levy. Perhaps of historic significance. Some mention here: http://www.tekaraka.co.nz/Blog/an-island-legend   More ▶︎

Te Oka Reserve Track

Descend to some isolated Banks Peninsula beaches.   More ▶︎
Kennedys Bush Track

Kennedys Bush Track

If you like gorse, you'll love this track.   More ▶︎

Crater Rim Walkway: Sign of the Kiwi to Rapaki Rock

Short section past Sugarloaf and Mount Vernon.   More ▶︎

Mitchells Track

Short walk near Sugarloaf in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Cedrics Track

Short walk near Sugarloaf in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Harry Ell Walkway

Short walk in Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Christchurch 360 Trail: Sugarloaf Hills

Section of the Christchurch 360 Trail, starting at Withers car park, Halswell Quarry Park, Kennedys Bush Road, Kennedys Bush.   More ▶︎

Gilpins Track

Short walk near Sugarloaf in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Bowenvale Track

Short walk in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Bowenvale Track

Short walk in the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Latters Spur Track

Short walk in Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎
Pigeon Bay Walkway

Pigeon Bay Walkway

An easy coastal farmland walk with views back to Christchurch.   More ▶︎