Te Ara Pātaka

Gebbies Pass - Sign of the Packhorse
Gebbies Pass - Sign of the Packhorse
Track 0 – 2 days. Easy. Return via same track.
An easy walk in to the historic Sign of the Packhorse Hut on Banks Peninsula. Closed for lambing August-October.
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).
Banks Peninsula Tops
Banks Peninsula Tops
Track 2 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Two day walk across the never completed bit of the Summit Road.
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve
Track Easy/medium. Return via same track.
A rich pocket of remnant forest beneath a rocky escarpment on Banks Peninsula.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
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.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.