Montgomery Peak walk. A intermediate-level hike with stunning views of Akaroa Peninsula, 2-hour return.
The hike starts with the Giant Tōtara Walk, a short 5 minute walk in Montgomery Scenic Reserve which will take you to a huge forked lowland tōtara that is over 2000 years old. The track continues past the tōtara and winds up steadily through forest and then north through open grasslands and regenerating bush. The track then turns and climbs steeply up a gap in the bluffs and over boulders. It reaches open tussock tops before eventually climbing onto Montgomery Peak, with stunning views down into Akaroa Peninsula and Akaroa Harbour.
Department of Conservation website
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