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Diamond Harbour Walks

Diamond Harbour Walks

Track Status:
1
Quail Island Whakamaru Beach
Walk familyWell formed track surface. Easy flat walking
10 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Short walk to swimming beach.
Track Status:
Short walk to swimming beach.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Historic, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "DOC Ōtamahua/Quail Island" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
2
Quail Island Discovery Trail
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
1 hour circular
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Historic sites of Quail Island.
Track Status:
Includes Heritage Centre, island summit, ecological restoration area, Scott’s kennels and beach.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Summit, Historic, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "DOC Ōtamahua/Quail Island" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
3
Quail Island Track
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
2½ hours circular
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Circumnavigates the whole island.
Track Status:
A walk around the entire island, crossing native bush restoration projects. Fine views across to the mainland.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Historic, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "DOC Ōtamahua/Quail Island" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
4
Orton Bradley Camellia Walk
Walk familyWell formed track surface. Easy flat walking
10 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
A gentle climb though camellia bushes.
Track Status:

Open

A gentle climb though camellia bushes to the Dunmallet track. Open year round. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Historic, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
5
Orton Bradley Rhododendron Walk
Walk wheelchair assistedEasy access short walk suitable for all abilities, wheelchair assisted, pushchairs
15 mins circular
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Enjoy the Rhododendrons in bloom from Sep - Dec
Track Status:

Open

Allow extra time to enjoy the flowers in spring Sep-Dec. Open Year round. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley Park.
Track features:
Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
6
Orton Bradley Arboretum
Walk familyWell formed track surface. Easy flat walking
½ hour return
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Featuring significant trees.
Track Status:

Open

Farmland, a walnut grove, southern beech and North American conifers make a beautiful walk. Open year round. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley Park.
Track features:
Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
7
Orton Bradley Dunmallet Loop
Walk familyWell formed track surface. Easy flat walking
20 mins circular
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Links the farm to picnic area.
Track Status:

Open

A pleasant walk between the farm and picnic areas in the park including many trees planted by Orton Bradley. Open year round. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley Park..
Track features:
Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
8
Orton Bradley Big Rock
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
1 hour return
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Great views from Big Rock.
Track Status:

Open

Scramble up Big Rock for great views of Lyttelton Harbour. Closed for lambing 14 Aug to 31 Sep. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley Park.
Track features:
Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
9
Black Point to Yacht Club
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
30 mins return
Dogs on leadsDogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Includes Hays Bay swimming beach and a short walk to Black Point summit.
Track Status:

Open

Includes Hays Bay swimming beach and a short walk to Black Point summit.
Track features:
Coastal, Track formed, Sign posted
10
Coastal path Church Bay to Purau
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
Up to 1½ hours one way
Dogs allowed under effective control
*
Dogs allowed under effective control - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Various entry points including wharf.
Track Status:

Open

Various entry points including wharf. Make a return circuit using Stoddart Point reserve or Inland route.
Track features:
Coastal, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Diamond Harbour (Te Waipapa) Map" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
*Dog access restrictions:
*Dogs prohibited from all foreshore areas except Diamond Harbour beach. Dogs permitted Diamond Harbour beach but restricted to short leash 1 Dec to 1 Mar 9am-7pm.
11
Purau to Charteris Bay
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
½ hour to 1½ hours one way
Dogs on leadsDogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Coastal track using quiet back roads.
Track Status:

Open

Creates various circular return routes for coastal track using quiet back roads. Take track from above Purau Bay via Rawhiti Ave to Bayview Road and eventually to Charteris Bay.
Track features:
Coastal, Track formed, Sign posted, Road walking
Obtain "Diamond Harbour (Te Waipapa) Map" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093

Diamond Harbour Tramps/Hikes

Track Status:
1
Orton Bradley Magnificent Gully
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
2 hours including lookout spur
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Time includes an easy return loop using Hunters Gully and going to the Lookout.
Track Status:

Open

Time includes an easy return loop using Hunters Gully and going to the Lookout (harder, steeper track). Closed for lambing 14 Aug to 31 Sep. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
2
Orton Bradley Waterfall Track
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
2 hours return
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Walk through bush to the beautiful Orton Bradley Waterfall
Track Status:

Open

Extension of the Main Valley to Big Rock track. Closed for lambing 14 Aug to Sep 31. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
3
Orton Bradley Tablelands Loop
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
2½ hours circular
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Time given is from the car park.
Track Status:

Open

Time given is from the car park. Closed for lambing 14 Aug to 31 Sep.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Orton Bradley Park Walks and Tracks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
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Mt Herbert walkway
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
7 hours return
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Superb views from highest summit on Banks Peninsula.
Track Status:
Superb views from highest summit on Banks Peninsula. Closed for lambing 1 Aug to 16 Oct. Crosses private farmland.
Track features:
Summit, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Te Ara Pataka (Summit Walkway)" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Akaroa Adventure Centre, 74 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, 03 304 7784
  • DOC Visitor Centre, Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
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Te Ara Pataka Mt Herbert – Port Levy Saddle
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
2.5 hours one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Easiest access to highest peak on Banks Peninsula.
Track Status:
Walk as part of Te Ara Pataka or from Port Levy Saddle it is the easiest way to access highest peak on Banks Peninsula. Avoid in low cloud. Closed for lambing 8 Aug to 15 Oct. Crosses private farmland.
Track features:
Summit, Sign posted
Obtain "Te Ara Pataka (Summit Walkway)" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Akaroa Adventure Centre, 74 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, 03 304 7784
  • DOC Visitor Centre, Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
10
Monument Track – Little Mt Herbert
Tramp routeRoute: unformed and roug surface. No marking
1½ hours one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Track starts at Purau Saddle on Purau-Port Levy Road.
Track Status:

Open

Track starts at Purau Saddle on Purau-Port Levy Road. Climb to Little Mt Herbert Summit using shortcut track or fork left to stay on Monument track to head to Port Levy Saddle or Kaituna Valley.
Track features:
Summit
Obtain "“Banks Peninsula” by Mark Pickering" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, 03 379 4082
  • Scorpio Books, 113 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, 03-389-2882
  • Little River Information Station, Old Railway Building, Main Highway, 03 325 1320
Key to Map and Table
Walks
Walks on roads
Easy access short walk suitable for all abilities, wheelchair assisted, pushchairs.
Well formed track surface. Easy flat walking.
Gentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill.
Tramps/Hikes
Tramps/Hikes on Roads
Unformed routes
Easy tramping track - well formed track.
Track mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill.
Route: unformed and roug surface. No marking.
Biking
Easiest: Flat wide smooth track or gravel road.
Easy: Gentle climbs on smooth track.
Intermediate: Step slopes, avoidable obsacles, poor traction.
Dog regulations
Dogs allowed under effective control.
Dogs on leads
Prohibited
*Asterisk means refer to notes column for additional regulations.
Shelter
Serviced DOC hut
Picnic shelter.