Hiking Trails in Christchurch

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  • S & B
    Australia49 contributions
    What a fantastic walk!. A warning, it is not flat and there are some decent, but not too steep hills to climb. But you don't have to do it all to be impressed with the views. Very, very highly recommended. The drive there involves tight roads and extreme hairpins!.
    Written 24 June 2021
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  • owlesey
    Kaiapoi, New Zealand872 contributions
    This track is in pretty good condition. It is wide which is good as it is shared with both walkers and those on mountain bikes. The track is a good gradient for first part and then it flatens out before the last climb to the top. Great views from the top. There were school children on the track the day I did it so ok for most fitness level's.
    Written 19 October 2021
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  • FushNChips
    Christchurch, New Zealand189 contributions
    Just stunning. So many amazing trails to run or walk and the 360 degree views from the top are amazing. Perfect for a family day out
    Written 13 April 2021
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  • Catherine B
    Christchurch, New Zealand388 contributions
    This is a wonderful MTB park close to Christchurch. The trails are very well-maintained, easy to follow and although the park is popular with the residents of Christchurch, the users are polite and courteous. Judging by the number of children biking the trails, it is a park that is suitable for all ages. Walkers are encouraged too. Added to this, there is a kiosk selling drinks, bikes for hire and clean toilets available.
    Written 28 May 2019
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  • classicchch
    Christchurch, New Zealand409 contributions
    I have done different sections on different days, but enjoyed it all. If you get a clear winter’s day then the views from Kaikoura to Timaru to Akaroa to Lyttelton are awesome. Most of the walk is ridge line tussock tracks that are very exposed to the wind, so can be cold, but very rewarding. In winter the foot traffic was low making it relaxing.

    Port Levy saddle to hill top was done on a blustery day, which was perfect to reflect the environment that the totaras grow up in. Some very dramatic vistas.

    Port Levy saddle to Mt Herbert and then down to Diamond Harbour was done on a cloudy drizzly day. Visibility was very limited and the route makers were essential. A few times I had to stop and search for the next marker, part of the fun of being inside the clouds. Last section through the bush beside Diamond Harbour was a mud bath.

    Gebbies Pass to Packhorse Hut was easy going with good variety, I have done this in both the rain and in the sunshine. Heavy rain can make the trek a little muddy, but still a reasonable track. The Hut exudes character and us a great place to spend a night. This is a great destination for a short walk.

    Packhorse to Mt Herbert is the hardest section of the tracks. There is a very steep section behind Mt Bradley just above the Hut which gets the blood flowing, those with vertigo might not like it, but has good views back to Ellesmere. Once past Mt Bradley, it is easy going to get to Mt Herbert. A rich reward of 360 degree views for hundreds of kilometres.
    Written 10 June 2018
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  • Ezra710
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,374 contributions
    A simple loop track but poorly signposted. We entered the track off the end of Darroch Street and walked along a flat farm track as far as the construction site for the new motorway. On the way back I followed the dirt path through the grass up to the end of Rushmore Drive and the followed this back to the park at 27 Rushmore. Through the path you again pick up the track back to the farm track, and then back to our staying point. A few other walkers enroute, all polite in the greetings, including a couple with free roaming (but we'll controlled) dogs.
    Written 25 April 2017
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  • travelnomadNZ
    Cambridge, New Zealand3,603 contributions
    I found this Robert ridge to be a great challenge and at the same time an awesome experience. I was lucky enough to tackle it in fine weather. I would not like to be up there in bad weather.
    Written 27 June 2013
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