Download the adventure map (PDF, 3122K) and check out what you can do.
Know before you go
- This well-defined loop track takes around an hour to complete.
- Some parts of the track have stairs in the steeper sections and have tree roots so watch your footing and bring good footwear. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.
- Good picnic site and toilets just next to the carpark.
- Binoculars recommended.
- Dogs on a leash only.
What to bring
Go and explore
Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.
From Christchurch follow the Akaroa Highway to Hilltop, then turn left. Ōtepatotu is located along the Summit Road midway between Okains and Le Bons Bays.
Claim your reward
Tell us the Ōtepatotu code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.
Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.
Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.