View from a part of the Te Ara Pātaka walkway
Image: Amanda Edmonds | DOC


Enjoy magnificent views over Banks Peninsula, the Canterbury plains, Southern Alps and Pacific Ocean on this track, which is about an hour's drive from Christchurch.

35 km one way

Mountain biking

Various options Intermediate: Grade 3
Advanced: Grade 4

Seasonal restrictions

Parts of the track are closed for lambing from August to October, meaning that it cannot be walked from end to end (Gebbies Pass to Hilltop) – check closure dates for track sections below.

Dog access

No dogs


Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Address:   No physical address
Contact via email or phone
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