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An exhilarating Challenge

Don't attempt this walk if your not physically healthy! We started near the Gondola car park. The... read more

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This walk is not to be taken lightly.. even with my walking aids it is basically up a steep hill... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't attempt this walk if your not physically healthy! We started near the Gondola car park. The walk is steep up to the summit car park and if you continue to Lyttleton the walk back from there is quite steep as well. The views just...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

This walk is not to be taken lightly.. even with my walking aids it is basically up a steep hill that the pilgrims used .. Being winter I had thermal bottoms and top on.. this was too hot and I had to strip off along...More

Thank Savage714
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Wow. Extremely hard walk - basically straight up a steep hill.. water bottle is needed and stops along the way if your not very fit like myself! The view from the top is well worth the walk!!! Around 1 hour to the top!

Thank Watchmerateyou
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Did the entire bridle path from Lyttelton to the gondola carpark and it was a stunning walk. It was freezing in lyttelton and visibility was initially very poor due to low lying fog and cloud, but the initial part of the walk is very steep...More

Thank s4172249
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

On an intermittently cloudy day we decided to stretch our legs on the Bridle Path. We did it in reverse to the settlers after they arrived in NZ, going from the Heathcote side to Lyttelton. We found it pretty steep at times so it made...More

Thank WindsurferAndy
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

The weather was with 20 degree perfect for the hike. When you go up you can rest at the top and turn around or continue the rest of the way down to Christchurch. We enjoyed the view and turned around after a while. The hike...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We hiked this not really knowing what to expect as the reviews are quite diverse. It starts off a bit of a steady climb but the path is wide and the footing is even. You can go at your own pace and stop as much...More

Thank tammy l
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

If you have the time to walk over to lyttleton and back I definitely recommend it! It’s a steep walk but you feel great when you finish and there is a lot to see. Start is at the gondola car park and you walk back...More

Thank 101kirim
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on this walk. We are in decent shape but the climb was very steep. We were for sure out of breath as we hiked up the incline. It was a cool day and pretty cloudy but the view was still...More

Thank BeckieSue
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a regular walk for us - on our own or with visitors. We normally walk over from the Christchurch side to Lyttelton for lunch, then back again. There are lots more walkers who walk from the Christchurch side to the top and back...More

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