Take in the spectacular 360 degree views on this scenic walk high on the Port Hills.
|Start||Cavendish Saddle, Summit Road, Port Hills|
|Finish||Mt Pleasant gun emplacements|
|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.