Bag a peak. Climb the highest point on the Port Hills and enjoy the 360 degree views.
|Start||Gibraltar Carpark, Summit Road, Port Hills|
|Time||30 minutes one way|
|Toilets||Located at the Sign of the Bellbird|
|Dogs||Must be kept on a leash|
Ōmawete-Coopers Knob is the highest point on the Port Hills (573m) and offers panoramic views over the plains and up Lyttelton Harbour.
You can pick up the track directly from Summit Road, just north of the Gibraltar Rock car park.
The track circles the summit (which is a short detour from the Crater Rim Walkway and requires some easy rock scrambling) before heading back towards Summit Road and the car park.
Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.