This track carries on from Giant Tōtara Walk.
It winds up steadily through forest and then north through open grasslands and regenerating bush.
The track then turns and climbs steeply up a gap in the bluffs and over boulders. It reaches open tussock tops before eventually climbing onto Montgomery Peak, with stunning views down into the peninsula and Akaroa Harbour.
Drive to Hilltop on the Akaroa Highway then turn along the Summit Road for 200 m to a small area at the side of the road where you can park and start the Giant Tōtara Walk.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.