View from Peak Hill Route

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Peak Hill is a prominent hill on the shores of Lake Coleridge, Canterbury. At its peak at 1240 m, it offers a stunning overview of the lake and surrounding area on a fine day.

Place overview


  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Peak Hill Conservation Area

About this place

Nature and conservation

Peak Hill is a distinctive “sugarloaf” hill of hardrock greywacke, cloaked in tussock grasslands and herbfields.

Getting there

Peak Hill is located beside Lake Coleridge, which is 90 minutes drive west of Christchurch.

From Christchurch, head towards Darfield or Hororata until you meet up with Coleridge Road. Go through Lake Coleridge Village then turn west onto Algidus Road. The signed entrance to Peak Hill is nine km up Algidus Road.

Know before you go

The walk to Peak Hill is extremely exposed to the weather and walkers should be well equipped.


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