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  • Christchurch, New Zealand

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    • Christchurch, New Zealand

      Walk in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

      5.0
      2 mi / 0 ft gain
      From the parking lot walk along any paved walkway until you spot a posted map (they're all over the place) then plan your day's adventure around the parks many attractions. Some of my favorite places to visit include the Cunningham House, the Heritage Rose Garden, the New Zealand garden area, and...
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    • Christchurch, New Zealand

      Bike and Hike the Port Hills (Christchurch)

      5.0
      Park on the west side of Summit Road near Dyers Pass Road to unload your bicycle or start on the Crater Rim Track. Alternatively you can hike up from the valley on the (west to east) Bowenvale, Huntsbury, Mt Vernon, Rapaki or Bridle Tracks, all of which are shared use bike/hike tracks.Once you ar...
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    • Charteris Bay, New Zealand

      Hike to the Summit of Mt. Herbert

      4.0
      9.3 mi / 2985.6 ft gain
      Begin at the trailhead at the end of the gravel road in Orton Bradley Park. The trail follows a stream through an impressive forest of Beech, Kauri, Eucalyptus and Cypress. The trail eventually emerges from the forest and begins climbing through pastures populated by sheep and cows.Follow the tr...
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    • Ataahua, New Zealand

      Hike to the Packhorse Hut and Mt. Bradley

      5.0
      3.7 mi / 2460.6 ft gain
      Park at the trailhead and begin the trail by crossing through farmland. As always be respectful of the property owners and animals, and close any gates you walk through.After a long walk up Kaituna Valley you will arrive at the Packhorse Hut, a great place to stay the night and enjoy the views of...
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    • Springfield, New Zealand

      Hike to Foggy Peak Summit

      5.0
      2 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
      The Foggy Peak trail is an unmarked path leading from the carpark at the top of Porters Pass to the summit of Foggy Peak. The clouds can get very low here so be sure to bring a GPS or be knowledgeable in the mountains. From the carpark just duck under the fence and head on up to the top. The way ...
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    • Springfield, New Zealand

      Hike Foggy Peak and Castle Hill Peak

      5.0
      8.1 mi / 3280.8 ft gain
      Park in the gravel roadside parking area at the highpoint of Porters Pass. Follow the faint use path up the lower scree slopes of Foggy Peak northward towards the summit. Upon reaching the summit of Foggy Peak the alpine traverse to Castle Hill Peak becomes obvious. The hike between the two peaks...
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    • Springfield, New Zealand

      Hike the Trig M Trail

      4.0
      2.1 mi / 1509.2 ft gain
      The hiking trail first ascends a hillside to about 1,500 meters. It then follows the crest of a ridge in a southwest direction until you reach the "trig", a marker used in geographical survey. The maintained track ends here but hikers wanting more can continue traveling cross country to Rabbit Hi...
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    • Windwhistle, New Zealand

      Hike the Rakaia Gorge Walkway

      5.0
      6.5 mi / 328.1 ft gain
      This 150 km long Rakaia River starts in the Southern Alps and continues east to be an awesome feature of the Canterbury Plains. The track isn't too long - a great day trip. You'll start where the river opens up and begins to braid, and hike to the gorge, where it narrows. Getting There: The trail...
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