Tracks

Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki

Mount Herbert Walkway
Mount Herbert Walkway
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
A straightforward climb from Diamond Harbour over farmland to the highest point on Banks Peninsula: Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).
Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach
Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach
Track 1 – 2 days. Easy. Return by the same track.
A lengthy route along the Crater Rim, past the Remarkable Dykes and the Sign of the Packhorse to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).
Mount Herbert: Orton Bradley Park approach
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
From Charteris Bay, this route leads through Orton Bradley Park to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).
Mount Herbert: Kaituna Valley approach
Mount Herbert: Kaituna Valley approach
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
A gentle climb to an historic hut, and onward to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).
Mount Herbert: Western Valley Road approach
Mount Herbert: Western Valley Road approach
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
A straightforward route along the unconstructed section of the Summit Road to the highest point on Banks Peninsula: Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).
Mount  Herbert: Monument Track approach
Mount Herbert: Monument Track approach
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
A farm trail past an historic hut and a lava dome, up to the summit of Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.