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Peak Hill route

Track category



3 hr return


From Algidus Road there is a sign and a marked easement over private land, which will take you to the summit along an unformed route. The walk should take about three hours return, and is suitable for family groups.

Getting there

From Christchurch, head towards Darfield or Hororata until you meet up with Coleridge Road. Go through Lake Coleridge Village then turn west onto Algidus Road. The signed entrance to Peak Hill is nine km up Algidus Road.

Plan and prepare

The walk to Peak Hill is extremely exposed to the weather and walkers should be well equipped.


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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Canterbury places


Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 318 9211
Address:   State Highway 73
Arthur's Pass
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Rangiora Office
Phone:      +64 3 313 0820
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