Major Hornbrook Track

This steep track is an alternative way of getting down to Lyttelton from the Summit Road.

people enjoying the view from top of track

Start Cavendish Saddle, Summit Road, Port Hills
Finish Ross Terrace, Lyttelton 
Distance 1 km
Time 30 minutes one way
Dogs Must be kept on a leash

In the 1850s, publican and run holder Major Alfred Hornbrook formed much of this track to access Lyttelton from his home in Mt Pleasant.

From the layby at Cavendish Saddle, cross the cattle grid and pick up Major Hornbrook Track heading downhill towards Lyttelton. The track leads you under rocky bluffs before descending through a field of boulders and regenerating bush in Major Hornbrook Reserve. Continue on until the track joins Ross Terrace.

Turn left onto Ross Terrace and continue across Cornwall Road. Turn right at Canterbury Road which will take you straight down to London Street and the heart of the town.

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.