Section walking the Christchurch 360 Trail
|Panoramic view of Lyttleton Harbour from the Summit Walkway|
Sugarloaf Hills Section
|Kennedys Bush Track, top of the track on the Summit Road|
|The Port Hills wild fire, in early 2017 from the Cashmere Hills|
The following are photos taken from the Sign of the Kiwi to Mt Pleasant Road.
|Summit Walkway Sign part of the Christchurch 360 Trail|
|Governors Bay from near the Sugarloaf, Christchurch 360 Trail|
|TV transmitter, Sugarloaf looking South|
|Jon at the head of the Bridle Path|
|Bridle Path Sign, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 360 Trail|
|Christchurch 360 Trail: Gondola terminus on Mt Cavendish|
|Lytelton Harbour from near Mt Evans part of the Christchurch 360 Trail|
|Christchurch 360 Trail, rest spot on way to Mt Pleasant|
|DOC track sign on Crater Rim Walkway, Christchurch 360 Trail|
|View to Pegasus Bay from Summit Road below Mt Pleasant|
|The road from Evans Pass to Godley Heads|
Just as an aside...the only time they were ever allowed to shoot off the big 8 Inch gun they accidentally sank a local fishing trawler...they did not actually aim at it! Dead eye dicks all the way! Just as well the Imperial Japanese Navy never came calling...
|DOC sign explaining the Godley Heads gun emplacements|
|One of the gun casements at Godley Heads|
The official track follows the course of the Crater Rim Walkway but I'm going to call that a finished part of this section. I still need to walk the rest of the section from Godley Heads to Sumner via Taylor's Mistake.
|Looking down towards Taylor's Mistake from near Godley Heads|
NB: There is a DOC campsite at Godley Heads, it is open over the summer months, make a booking before you go.
|Christchurch 360: The pathway along the Estuary at Mt Pleasant|
|Christchurch 360:One of the marking signs near Redcliffs|
|Christchurch 360:Sumner Beach and Scarborough Heads|
|Christchurch 360:Looking back towards Cave Rock from Scarborough Heads|
|Crossroads at start of Bottle Lake Plantation, Christchurch 360 Trail|
|Christchurch 360 marker near Waimairi Beach|
|Christchurch 360 Trail: the track near the old Burwood landfill|
|Southern Pegasus Walkway, MTB/walking track|
|Lunch stop on the PegasusWalkway, Christchurch 360 Trail|
|Entering Spencer Park on the Christchurch 360 Trail|
|Spencer Park surf lifesaving rooms, turn left here|
|Christchurch 360 route heading to Adrenaline forest|
I go "off piste" at the end as I used to do a road cycling circuit from my flat in Avonhead, around the Airport, past Macleans Island and back down West Coast Road. This is slightly off the official route (its actually longer by 5-7 km's than the official trail), but again Im going to call it completed .
|Start of the MTB track at McLeans Island|
|Travelling through McLeans Island forestry block|
|Rain swollen Waimakiriri River from the Christchurch 360 Trail|
|Walking through Riccarton (Deans) Bush|
Riccarton Bush is a remnant of the Kahikatea forest that once clothed much of the Canterbury Plains. If you are walking this section do so on a Saturday so you can check out the Farmers Market they hold at Riccarton House each Saturday. Real good eats.....
|Riccarton Farmers Market, Riccarton House|