"The Bridle Path" Top 5 Page for this destination Port Hills Tip by fishandchips

Port Hills, Christchurch: 18 reviews and 30 photos

  Angie at the top
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  • Angie at the top - Christchurch
      Angie at the top
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  • Path info board - Christchurch
      Path info board
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  • View over Lyttelton - Christchurch
      View over Lyttelton
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Our early settlers used this track from Lyttelton and over the hill to Heathcote and Ferrymead back in the 1850's and onward. The track is fairly steep especially on the Christchurch side so would have been very difficult to move the horse & carriage up and over.

These days the track is used constantly by walkers and runners plus the occassional MTB person who is on the very keen side. The walk up and over takes no more than 35 mins so it's a quick hike with spectacular views over both Christchurch and Lyttelton at the top.

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  • Written Jul 23, 2009
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