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Banks Peninsula - Te Ara Pataka


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You are not booked on a multiday tramp until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the tramp

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

Saturday 22 February 2020

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Duration: Saturday 22 February 2020 to Tuesday 25 February 2020 (4 days)
Grade: Medium Easy
Details: The Te Ara Pataka Walkway traverses Banks Peninsula tops from Hilltop, above the Akaroa Harbour through to the Lyttelton Harbour, with great views to numerous bays and beyond to the Canterbury Plains and Alps.
Day 1: Fly to Christchurch or travel to Christchurch from the Lewis Pass Doubtful Tops tramp. Night in Christchurch.
Day 2: Bus trip from Christchurch to Hilltop. The tramp starts by climbing up through the Montgomery Park Reserve, then continues through reserves and over Mt Sinclair and Mt Fitzgerald to reach the new Rob Donald Hut.
Day 3: Continue on over Mt Herbert and Mt Bradley to reach the restored historic Packhorse Hut.
Day 4: A short walk today to the summit of Gebbies Pass for a shuttle pickup and transfer to Christchurch.
Leader: Tony Walton Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Transport: Fly to Christchurch Saturday February 22 or join the trip following on from the Lewis Pass Doubtful Tops trip, returning on Tuesday February 25. Local transport via shuttle / bus
Cost: To be advised later
Hut Booking: Rob Donald hut has been booked for 8 people
The Packhorse Hut can be booked using a current Backcountry hut pass. Book that directly ASAP for Monday February 24th by calling Chch DOC on 03 379 4082
Party Maximum: 8 people
Interested?: You need to register with the leader and then book online. No payment required at this stage
Booking: Trip Nº 1782
Please quote: Weekend + [your name] + Trip Nº with on-line payments.



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