Explore the most popular camping trails in Canterbury Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Hard work to start, but the views are amazing! It's not 16 km. Doc says 2 hours up.

be prepared for sudden changes in weather. even if it's hit and sunny when you start out be prepared for hail and snow at the top. we did it a few weeks back and there was a sudden change of weather about 20 minutes to the summit. the exposure to wind and snow is awful. I was sure I wouldn't make it...! obviously I did. 2.5 hrs down the mountain cold and wet is not fun. be prepared!

hiking
2 months ago

Part of Te Araroa, this section is known as the Richmond Trail. Nice views over Lake Tekapo. Best tramped south to north to fully enjoy the views of the mountains.

steep as hell and can be slippery, awesome views though

great track,

Great views! Steep climb initially and can be a bit muddy when wet but definitely worth the effort!

Great steep walk, but absolutely worth it

Pretty awesome considering its a relatively short hike. Went up during the snow and came down in the dark with a headtorch, Epic!

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

This ones quite a challenge but well worth it for the 360 views of the lakes and mountains. Not much shelter on the way up and can get pretty windy, take a windbreaker jacket for sure! Well worth it

trail running
19 days ago

Friday, September 15, 2017