Peak Hill

This easy walk provides beautiful views on a clear day. Within a day’s drive from Christchurch and with only 3 hours walking time this peak is an easy one to tick off your list on a sunny weekend.

List Status Unofficial
Elevation 1,240 m (4,068 ft)
Location/List South Island, New Zealand
Region Canterbury
Location Coordinates 43° 19′ 10″ S, 171° 29′ 17″ E
Nearest Town/s Lake Coleridge
LINZ Topographic map/s BW20 Lake Coleridge
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Difficulty Help.gif Medium
Track conditions Help.gif Track, Farmland (shut any gates!), Uneven underfoot (eroded, tree roots etc)
Sights Views, Birds, Lakes, Rivers , Alpine vegetation – lots of beautiful flowering plants in the summer
Hazards High winds , Sunburn – exposed route with no cover

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For car hire, you can book from Snap Rentals- with pickup locations at Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Christchurch Airport, Queenstown Airport, and Queenstown Town Centre
Once back from your hike, treat yourself to a beer from Behemoth Brewing