This walkway follows the eastern side of Pigeon bay towards the head of the bay. It's well signposted and follows a grassy vehicle track of easy grade. The track has spectacular coastal views, tītoki trees, akeake, and native passion vine/kōhia at their southern limits.
From the Pigeon Bay Domain a gate gives access to the track which follows the edge of the bay briefly before climbing higher onto open grassland, showcasing the coastal views. Avoid the occasional clump of ongaonga, the native stinging nettle.
From the end of the track there are magnificent views of the headlands and bays of Banks Peninsula. Return the same way that you came. Do not attempt to go beyond the end of the track as there is a significant fall risk.
From Christchurch follow the Christchurch to Akaroa Highway to Hilltop, then turn left along Summit Road to the Pigeon Bay Road turnoff. Follow this road to the coast, turn right on to Wharf Road. The walking track starts at the end of Wharf Road, by the yacht club building in the Pigeon Bay Domain.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.