Packhorse Hut from Gebbies Pass via the Mount Herbert Walkway

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Packhorse Hut from Gebbies Pass via the Mount Herbert Walkway is a 10.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

10.8 km
461 m
Out & Back



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



historic site

This is the easiest track to Packhorse Hut. It starts near the crest of Gebbies Pass Road on the Lyttelton side, where there is a small car park. From the car park, the marked track crosses open paddocks before entering pine forest. It then climbs to open land and fantastic views high above Lyttelton Harbour. From there it skirts below the Remarkable Dyke volcanic rock formations. The track ends at the historic Sign of the Packhorse Hut, which is well situated for views. This section of the track is maintained by the Christchurch City Council. Mountain biking is allowed on this section.

6 months ago

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.

1 month ago