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Fantastic afternoon walk. If the weather is good the views are amazing looking down Lyttelton harbour. The track ends at Packhorse hut, you can use the hut and even stay the night if you plan to carry on walking.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

A good relatively short but steep trail. Takes about 1 hour and 40 mins - 2 hours to get up. The hut is awesome, one of the best I've seen in terms of size and kept in good condition.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Done this one in November 2015, I'd recommend doing it earlier as walking up this in 32 degrees (celcius) is quite hard. I think on the DOC site they recommend doing this one in May. The view is definitely worth it, being the highest peak in Banks Peninsula you can see everything from Tai Tapu, Halswell, CBD, Lyttelton, New Brighton and more. Truly epic 360 views!