Mt Pleasant Shared Use Track

sunsetStart: Cavendish Saddle, Summit Road, Port Hills.

Finish: Mt Pleasant gun emplacements.

Distance: 2.25km.

Time: 40 minutes one way.

Dogs: Must be kept on leads.


If you start this walk from the Cavendish saddle there is parking at the layby. The start of the track is well signposted and gradually climbs through a rolling tussock landscape to a gravel road.

Take the gravel road uphill to some radio masts on the top of Mt Pleasant. A short side trip to the trig offers superb 360 degree views over Christchurch and the Canterbury Plains and across to Mt Herbert and Kaitorete Spit.

From the radio masts, the track follows a rocky ridge and weaves its way through tussock to end on a 4WD track near the Mt Pleasant gun emplacements. From here you can walk back the same way or continue along the Crater Rim Walkway.