Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Lyttelton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
9 days ago

lovely open track. dog friendly. shared with mountain bikers

hiking
rocky
20 days ago

If your looking for a good short hill run this is it, definitely gets you going, awesome view of Christchurch at the top! Would recommend

hiking
24 days ago

nice easy trail along gravel 4wd track. fine for dogs

hiking
27 days ago

One of my favourite walks. I don't try and park up Rapaki Road. It's easier to park on Aynsley Terrace or Centaurus road and walk up. If you want to go further at the top the road going left is closed to vehicles but open to walkers and cyclists. Going right takes you down the Bowenvale track and you can loop back to the base of Rapaki. Can be very busy in peak time but track is wide all the way up so plenty of room.

Great track good climb loved it.

hiking
1 month ago

Pipe line

1 month ago

so good

hiking
1 month ago

If you are driving to the start of the trail in heathcote arrive early as it gets quite busy and difficult to find a car parking space at the weekend. There is a picnic bench at the top of the trail with a fantastic view, nice spot to take a break or being a packed lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed this trail. Note that this trail has loose gravel and can be slippy under foot. be careful, especially on the downhill.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

steep climb up but overall great little workout. Wonderful to see little kids along with parent as well.

Great views on a classic NZ nature walk. Muddy rainforest track in places, save this walk for dry weather. Remember your antihistamine!

3 months ago

Good to get the heart racing

I took the pipeline up which was a steep but great quick work out. Took about 16 minutes to road and then I ran the switchbacks to the bottom. Could extend along the road either side if you want a longer workout.

Good view and easy. One super cute cat keep asking us for pat.we stuck there for almost 20mins.BA CAREFUL!

nature trips
4 months ago

Awesome island with nice walks, beautiful beaches and scenery. Highly recommend it

Steep but great walk with awesome views

trail running
4 months ago

Always a good sweat up on mountain bike or foot!

Nice track...next time for sure with a bike...

hiking
5 months ago

Great track - very steep but well worth the views at the top. Loose gravel made it slippery on the way down.

hiking
5 months ago

Well traveled path. VERY steep, did not feel the steepness going up as mush as I did going down, couple of loose gravel close call slips. The view from the top is worth it.

Nice, easy hike to some secluded little beaches. Great views and lots of wildflowers!

nice and peaceful with amazing views
Just a little bit same same. I like more variety so 4km of sheep tracks was more than enough bit would highly recommend for families

hiking
5 months ago

The trail is well groomed and the track is smooth. If you are fairly fit this will be very easy.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Good easy way to get to the summit

Steep climb but great views from the top

trail running
5 months ago

Super easy day track if you want to now what tramping is like. From a person who has been tramping since they were quite young this was a piece of cake. My intermediate school took me there and it was a really fun trip. Although I just walk most Great Walks, this would of been a really easy introduction to trail running.

hiking
5 months ago

boring track with a little view reward in the 'end' on top of port hills which can be easily with a simple drive from city. good for chch people to stretch, do a light trail run though.

walking
6 months ago

Might not be a winter track. Very muddy and needs maintenance. Be fine in summer when it’s dried out.

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