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Diamond Harbour Walks

Diamond Harbour Walks

Track Status:
1
Stoddart Point
Walk familyWell formed track surface. Easy flat walking
½ hour circular
Dogs on leadsDogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Coastal cliff walk.
Track Status:

Open

Combine a coastal cliff walk with lovely views with a wander around Diamond Harbour's town centre reserve.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Historic, Track formed, Road walking
Obtain "Diamond Harbour Coastal and Village Loop Walks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
2
Purau Loops
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
2-3 hours circular
Dogs on leadsDogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Diamond Harbour to Purau with three return options.
Track Status:

Open

Walk from Diamond Harbour Wharf to Purau beach along the cliff, with three different return options. Track rough in parts.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Track formed, Road walking
Obtain "Diamond Harbour Coastal and Village Loop Walks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
3
Pete’s Path
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
1 hour circular
Dogs on leadsDogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Combine bush, back blocks and the coast.
Track Status:

Open

Combine bush clad gullies, the School track across the back blocks and the coastal path.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Track formed, Road walking
Obtain "Diamond Harbour Coastal and Village Loop Walks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
4
Cliff Track to Charteris Bay
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
5 hours circular
Dogs on leadsDogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Perfect half day coastal walk.
Track Status:

Open

Birdsong, sparkling water and harbour views make a perfect half day walk. Return via quiet back roads or the way you came.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Track formed, Road walking
Obtain "Diamond Harbour Coastal and Village Loop Walks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
5
Onward to Orton Bradley
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
¾ hour one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Links Charteris Bay to Orton Bradley Park.
Track Status:

Open

Keep going from Charteris Bay to Orton Bradley Park to enjoy its many walks, trees, historic buildings and the cafe. Small entry fee to Orton Bradley Park.
Track features:
Historic, Road walking
Obtain "Diamond Harbour Coastal and Village Loop Walks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
6
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:
7
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:
8
Orton Bradley Dunmallet Loop
Walk familyWell formed track surface. Easy flat walking
40 mins circular
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Links the farm to picnic area.
Track Status:

Open

Walk through camellias to this track 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:
9
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:
10
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:
Head to Whakamaru Beach (10 min) and follow the Discovery Trail to see the Heritage Centre Barracks, Leper colony and Scotts Kennels sites.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Summit, Historic, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "DOC Ōtamahua/Quail IslandDOC Ōtamahua/Quail Island, DOC Kiwi Ranger" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Download brochure
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
11
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 IslandDOC Ōtamahua/Quail Island, DOC Kiwi Ranger" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Download brochure
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082

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:
6
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 Pātaka (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, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
9
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 Pātaka (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, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 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, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 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.