Photos of Canterbury Nature Trips Trails

A great walk if you like sheep. Fairly tame, if steep, with fantastic views all the way along.
Accessible from Christchurch by car, ferry or shuttle bus.

Track very obvious and well-maintained. Passes pretty much entirely through farmland, so if you’re looking for wilderness this will leave you unsatisfied. The view from Mt Herbert is worth the trip though.

There are a couple of rather nice huts along the track which have to be pre-booked, and some route variation is possible if you’re looking for a slightly longer hike.

I definitely enjoyed this as a one-off and as my first hike in NZ, but probably not one I’d do again - I was a little bored with farmland by the end.