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Monument Track from Purau Saddle - 5 Hours

Monument Track from Purau Saddle - 5 Hours

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  • Sat 26 Nov ’16, 10:30am – 3:30pm


Lyttelton Harbour Information Centre, 20 Oxford St, Lyttelton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25

Monument Track from Purau Saddle with Mark Watson.

Be part of the centenary celebrations for Harry Ell, founder of Te Ara Pātaka / Summit Walkway and builder of the Packhorse Hut.

This walk is guided by local and keen tramper Mark Watson, will begin and return to Purau Saddle and take part in the celebrations at Mt Herbert / Te Ahu Pātiki.
The easiest route to the celebrations with the least climbing!

5hr walk, 11km, 500m climb. Hard Walking. High level of fitness required.

This walk is part of the Te Ara Pātaka Harry Ell centenary celebration.
Walk to the highest point on Banks Peninsula and celebrate the formal opening of Te Ara Pātaka /Summit Walkway with keynote speaker Paula Jameson, Harry Ell’s great granddaughter.

100 years ago Christchurch conservationist Harry Ell built Sign of the Packhorse Hut as a rest house on his proposed Summit Road - a recreational route from Christchurch to Akaroa via the magnificent summit ridgelines of Banks Peninsula. Now Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust and Department of Conservation have brought Ell’s dream to fruition completing the walking track Te Ara Pākaka / Summit Walkway linking Gebbies Pass to Hilltop.

Bring a packed lunch and boots or shoes with good grip.

All walks groups will meet on Mt Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki for the centenary celebration at the top commencing at 1:30pm.

Once you have booked and paid for this walk the departure location will be emailed to you.

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