Walking Tracks

Put on your walking shoes and enjoy the walking tracks of Diamond Harbour and the surroundings.
See this local street map to find your way around.

sailing boats in purau harbour framed by pine trees

Diamond Harbour Walks

Walking Tracks

A comprehensive list of walks in and around on the south side of the harbour from Purau to Orton Bradley Park and Quail Island.

people walking on bushy cliff track diamond harbour

Cliff Track

A lovely Coastal Walk

Quite challenging in places. Starts at Purau and continues around the cliff to Church Bay. There are several approaches/exits to Marine Drive along the walk. Maps are available from Church Bay Store and the local cafes or the Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre.

historical diamond harbour wharf

Historical Walk

An easy one-and-a-half-hour walk

An historic walk around Diamond Harbour. Maps available from Church Bay Store and the local cafes.

hikers relaxing on mt herbert walk

Mt Herbert Tramp

Diamond Harbour to Mt Herbert

Catch the ferry to Diamond Harbour and walk to the Peninsula’s highest summit. Closed for lambing 8 Aug to 15 Oct. Crosses private farmland.

beech and conifer trees walks through orton bradley park

Orton Bradley Walks

An abundance of walks

Enjoy many walks from 15 mins to 1/12 hours; through Southern Beech and North American Conifers to historic buildings and on to the café. There is a small entry fee to Orton Bradley Park.

old stone cottage on packhorse hut track

Packhorse Hut

Historic tramping hut

Remarkable Dykes rock formations and views over Lyttelton harbour make a lovely tramp. Day walkers welcome to visit. Good walk to historic tramping hut. Fun for kids. Overnight users must book hut on www.doc.govt.nz.

Rod Donald Hut picture

Rod Donald

Day walkers welcome

Allow 50 mins to hut from Port Levy saddle, 6 hours from Hilltop. During lambing closure, 1 Sep – 25 Oct, access from Port Levy Saddle only.  Overnight users must pre-book online through www.doc.govt.nz.

view of lyttelton harbour summit walkway hills

Summit Link Track

30 mins one way

Shortcut between the summit of Little Mt Herbert and Monument North Track. Note track closes for lambing 8 Aug–15 Oct