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hiking
1 day ago

it's awesome! managed to get it done in 3 hours up and 2 hours down. One of my favourites, best views

Easy surface and trail through varying vegetation and along river bed with a great though distant view of the glacier.

My favourite coastal track in Auckland.

My husband and I did this hike our first full day on the South Island . We recommend taking the gondola up and starting the hike from there. Your knees definitely won't regret it on the way down

I really liked this hike but I recommend starting along the water first. We completed this in under three hours and that was including stopping to take pictures. This hike gives you scenery of the lake, a small waterfall, some wild flower and mountains.

Great Walk though old bush down to the beach, then less than 10 mins to caves. Get there 1 hr before low tide. Doesn't take long to explore cave, but you must be out of the car park by 2 hrs after low tide. $5 for adults $1 kids. Check their website for low tide times.

Nice trail through great natural bush. Some stairs. Beautiful cascading waterfall.

Well maintained stairs and trail to pretty lookout platform. Nice trail.

Short easy walk to a very cool place

Wow! What an amazing experience, we hiked the track in time for sunrise yesterday, the track was well mapped and easy to navigate with a head torch, we carried on the extra 17km of the skyline track, (keep going after Roy's peak) Mt alpha, is higher and more stunning fyi.... The skyline track was great up until the last 8-10km of decent of farming land so we thought upon reflection we would have had better terrain and views if we'd just turned back after 15km or so.... Great day out though

This trail is certainly hard, very steep! The peak is actually private property so there isn’t public access to the top. You can trespass if you’re feeling like living life on the edge but since the tail ends it is very rocky terrain, lots of brush and some the will give you gnarly pokes. Overall the train was awesome! Just wish you could easily get to the top especially after all the hard work. Great views regardless though!

Absolument incroyable! Un must to do!

Positive: nice view around you.
Negative: busy trail

hiking
8 days ago

The bridle path trail is well groomed and plenty wide for multiple users at a time. At the top there are 360 views of Christchurch and Lyttelton. Pretty steep incline in a relatively short distance. Took us 25 min to reach the top and we were hoofing it!! Would do this trail again.

Great views. Nice and easy track. It should be rated as easy.

Love rapaki

It is absolutely gorgeous surrounded by glacial mountains and waterfalls the whole way. You get rewarded with icebergs in the blue, glacier-water lake for the grand finale. Watch for bunnies along the way!

trail running
13 days ago

Was actually 9.5km out and back. Good for running. Can start at the falls or at Waitangi.

Beautiful view of the lake prior to reaching clouds recommend gloves for summit

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