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

Stay safe in the outdoors


Mahaanui / Sockburn Office
Phone:   +64 3 341 9100
Fax:   +64 03 341 9101
Address:   31 Nga Mahi Road
Postal Address:   PO Box 11089
Sockburn 8443
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