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

Introduction

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 – check closure dates for track sections below.

Dog access

No dogs

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 8013
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