Ōmawete-Coopers Knob

Bag a peak. Climb the highest point on the Port Hills and enjoy the 360 degree views.

Start Gibraltar Carpark, Summit Road, Port Hills
Finish Ōmawete-Coopers Knob
Distance 1.9 km
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.