Rapaki Track is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length4.2 miElevation gain879 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlife
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This is a great ‘workout’ style walk with great views especially once you reach the top! Gravel road and can be very hot on a sunny day as not much shade but a decent short walk close to the city. https://ccc.govt.nz/parks-and-gardens/explore-parks/port-hills/rapaki-to-bowenvale/rapaki-track

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Julia Brown
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So many great tramps in this area that you can branch off to. This one is nice to stick too but you're either in full sun or muddy shade so be prepared. Beautiful views the whole time and lots of people around.

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Scott Punselie
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It was good

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Sam Rowe
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HikingGreat!

One my my favourites!

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Craig Wenmoth
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Hiking

fantastic tracks, pity the tails into the Chch Bike Park were all closed.

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Stacey Lismore
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Hiking

Great walk for early morning or after work exercise

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Craig Wenmoth
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Annette Eggers
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Valerie Sotardi
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Meh. It's a beautiful area but the trail is so popular with walkers and cyclists that it's a bit noisy. The trail itself is old pavement, so it's not especially soft on your feet. It was a gorgeous day but I've found other walks in the same area to be less busy and more scenic.

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Kari Berg
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Hiking

great views, meditative, steady climb

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Sheryl Maree Marks
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good work out walk but o sooo boring usually like walking up a main street as very popular try farm track walk as alternative

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Fatin Ain
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Hiking

it was a hike. you continuously climbing up to the top of the hill. and the view at the top was amazing. that what makes the hike so worth it.

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Melissa Hinch
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Hiking

Great trail with a great view at the top. It is basically a straight up hill track but worth it once you get to the top

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Milosz Kalotka
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Max Voß
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Michaela Dent
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Walking

Good track to work on fitness, awesome view at the top

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Denver Adams
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Hiking

This is a great ‘workout’ style walk with great views especially once you reach the top! Gravel road and can be very hot on a sunny day as not much shade but a decent short walk close to the city.

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Ken Forrest
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Great views over city and harbour

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Sean Chan
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Hilly track, good place for beginner to get started

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Emily Dobeck
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Michael Ny
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So close to city. Popular, generous shared track with steady climb to summit road for views across Lyttleton harbour, Pegasus Bay and Canterbury Plains. I've heard Little owls across the valley and frogs too...

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Flea B
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Hiking

lovely open track. dog friendly. shared with mountain bikers

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Anna D
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Hiking

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.

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Gary N Harding
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Great track good climb loved it.

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Tak Naka
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so good

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Natasha Gunn
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Bec W
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Good to get the heart racing

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Chez Parore
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Running

Always a good sweat up on mountain bike or foot!

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

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Jayton Manuel
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Mountain biking

Good easy way to get to the summit

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