Te Ara Pātaka
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
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
Track • 2 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Two day walk across the never completed bit of the Summit Road.
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve
Track • Easy/medium. Return via same track.
A rich pocket of remnant forest beneath a rocky escarpment on Banks Peninsula.
- 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.