Rapaki Track is a 6.8 kilometer 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.

Distance: 6.8 km Elevation Gain: 268 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
no shade
9 days ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
14 days ago

walking
6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

Great views over city and harbour

8 months ago

Hilly track, good place for beginner to get started

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

10 months ago

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...

hiking
10 months ago

lovely open track. dog friendly. shared with mountain bikers

hiking
11 months 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.

11 months ago

Great track good climb loved it.

11 months ago

so good

hiking
no shade
Fri Jan 18 2019

Tue Nov 27 2018

Good to get the heart racing

running
Thu Oct 18 2018

Always a good sweat up on mountain bike or foot!

Sat Oct 13 2018

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

mountain biking
Sun Sep 23 2018

Good easy way to get to the summit

hiking
Fri Sep 21 2018

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.

hiking
Mon Aug 20 2018

My first hike in New Zealand. I caught an Uber from the Breakfree Hotel in Christchurch to the trail head. The hike was beautiful and i ended up just exploring off trail at the top for a few hours. After making it back down to the trail head I was so pumped i decided to just walk the 10 km back to town. If you are in the ChCh area and are looking for a fun hike that is challenging but doable for all ages, you must check this one out. Cheers!

Mon Jul 16 2018

love going rapaki.

hiking
Sat Jul 14 2018

Always a good walk :)

hiking
Mon Jul 09 2018

Great Walk.. Quite busy on Weekends. Awesome during the week. Myself and the Dog loved it!!!

Mon Jun 18 2018

I have run up to the top of the Rapaki track several times. Good view looking from the top

hiking
Sun May 27 2018

So good nice and easy and very scenic

walking
Thu May 24 2018

One of my faves ☺️

Mon Jan 08 2018

Love rapaki

mountain biking
6 days ago

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