Hike to the Summit of Mt. Herbert

Hike to the Summit of Mt. Herbert

Rate this Adventure Orton Bradley Park

Distance

9.3 Miles

Elevation Gain

2985.6 Feet

Activities

Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Forest
Groups
Scenic

Hike from the Orton Bradley to the summit of Mt Herbert, the highest point of Banks Peninsula. Views of the Port Hills, Banks Peninsula, Lyttleton Harbour and the South Pacific Ocean.

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 trail marking poles past the Mt Herbert Shelter to the broad summit. Summit views stretch out to the Port Hills, Banks Peninsula, Lyttleton Harbour and the South Pacific Ocean. From here you can either return the way you came or descend the Mt. Herbert Walkway via the North Ridge back to Diamond Harbour and then walk the main road about 4km back to your car.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

9.3 Miles

Elevation Gain

2985.6 Feet

Activities

Camping, Photography, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Tobin Akehurst

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