Introduction

This family-friendly walk has stunning views of Akaroa Harbour, Kaitorete, and the peaks of Banks Peninsula to the South Alps.

Track overview

1.6 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

90 mins Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track

Description

From the track entrance climb over the fence stile by the old sheep yards. From there follow the track and markers up a short climb.

The track soon levels out and leads around a basin where you can look down on regenerating bush and the popular climbing routes on Coffin Rock. Continue along the track to the trig station and enjoy the stunning views over Akaroa Harbour.

The summit of the track offers an amazing view looking back on the Southern Alps and the unique landforms of Te Waihora and Kaitorete.

Getting there

  1. Starting from Okuti Valley drive along Reynolds Valley Road. Reynolds Valley Road is windy, exposed, narrow and is made from gravel. Winter conditions may make this road impassable.
  2. Continue on Reynolds Valley Road for 6.8 kilometres then turn left onto Bossu Road.
  3. Continue on Bossu Road for 400 metres. The track entrance will be on the left.

Track entrance details

Location: GPS coordinates -43.808462, 172.843901

Capacity: Five cars.

Know before you go

  • This track is best done on a clear day. It is very exposed, and the weather is very changeable. Take warm clothing even in summer.
  • There is no water supply on the track.
  • There are rocky terrain and steep drop-offs near the summit.

Contacts

Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   christchurchvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
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