Note: Due to the recent Christchurch earthquakes, some rock climbing locations are closed indefinitely.
Walking & Running
The Port Hills have dozens of well kept tracks that traverse or climb from the plains to the summit – something to suit all fitness levels. The Crater Rim Walkway is a series of tracks that follow the Summit Road from Ahuriri to Godley Head and each section can be walked or run separately. For the keen hill climber, there are tracks that climb from Halswell, Worsley Spur, Cashmere, Bowenvale, Huntsbury, Mt Vernon, Sumner and Evans Pass that are well worth the effort with the rewards of spectacular views every step of the way.
For mountain bikers there are several excellent tracks that can be linked to form interesting circuits. The Bowenvale Traverse Track is popular, and offers outstanding single-track riding, traversing below the Summit Road before an exciting descent to the Bowenvale Ave carpark. There are some great single-track rides from Evans Pass to Godley Head offering world-class views and riding experiences. They can be linked into a circuit. Rapaki Track and Huntsbury Track are well-graded farm roads, and can be linked to make a fine circuit. The farm road up Worsley Spur has some spectacular ruts and wallows, which suits the keen. For an easier slope, but no less steep, Kennedys Bush Track is well graded and popular with many mountain bikers.