The Best Hikes near Akaroa

The Bike Wife at Mt Somers
Mt Sunday, Ashburton Lakes, New ZealandMt SundayAshburton Lakes, New ZealandMt. Sunday which you might recognize as Edoras in the Lord of the Rings - took them 11 months to build the set here, absolutely epic place! It's a...Ohau Stream Walkway and Waterfall, Half Moon Bay, New ZealandOhau Stream Walkway and WaterfallHalf Moon Bay, New ZealandThe Ohau stream track is 20 minutes north of Kaikoura on the coast (beautiful drive past seal colonies) and in winter is home to baby seals. They...Ohau Point Seal Colony, Kaikoura, New ZealandOhau Point Seal ColonyKaikoura, New ZealandThe top of the hike around the seal colonyKaikoura, New ZealandKaikouraNew ZealandGreat hike with nice photo spots in Kaikoura peninsulaMt Somers, New ZealandMt SomersNew ZealandA hike at Mt. Somers can be one day or several, as there are well appointed huts along the way. Phenomenal views, not far from Christchurch.Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club, Christchurch, New ZealandTaylors Mistake Surf Life Saving ClubChristchurch, New Zealand#goldenhour Taylors Mistake a great place to start a walk to Godley Head at the entrance to Lyttleton Harbour. Be ready to Huff n Puff and give...Ohau Stream Walkway and Waterfall, Waipapa Bay, New ZealandOhau Stream Walkway and WaterfallWaipapa Bay, New ZealandOne of the most amazing places in #NewZealandPinnacles Hut, Staveley, New ZealandPinnacles HutStaveley, New ZealandWaking up early to catch the sunrise from the top of the Pinnacles. A fantastic little hike with a well-equipped hut. I'd highly recommend this...Arthur's Pass, New ZealandArthur's PassNew ZealandA super easy detour on any drive through Arthur's Pass is this 20min walk to the Devil's Punchbowl. This mini walk leaves practically form the road...Hanmer Springs, New ZealandHanmer SpringsNew ZealandThe view from the top of Conical Hill. A quick 30 minute hike up to the top is well worth the effort. Right next to town. Also great place to see...Arthur's Pass, New ZealandArthur's PassNew ZealandA super easy detour on any drive through Arthur's Pass is this 20min walk to the Devil's Punchbowl. This mini walk leaves practically form the road...Christchurch, New ZealandChristchurchNew ZealandI wake up like this! Hiking the Port Hills just outside Christchurch in the morning to see the sunrise.Port Hills Pulse, Christchurch, New ZealandPort Hills PulseChristchurch, New ZealandAwesome hike through the hills. Great for a walk, run or bike ride.Ohau Stream Walkway and Waterfall, Half Moon Bay, New ZealandOhau Stream Walkway and WaterfallHalf Moon Bay, New ZealandJust breath... Relax!Port Hills Pulse, Christchurch, New ZealandPort Hills PulseChristchurch, New ZealandHike through Port Hills, Christchurch, NZ. We couldn't agree which way to face for our picture... So this was our compromise...Mackle E L, Kaikoura, New ZealandMackle E LKaikoura, New ZealandHiking to the top of Mount Fyffe to the beautiful mountain and coastal views of Kaikoura. Check out our video and blog....Port Hills Pulse, Christchurch, New ZealandPort Hills PulseChristchurch, New ZealandHike through Port Hills, Christchurch, NZKaikoura, New ZealandKaikouraNew ZealandFantastic hiking and surprises by the shore :)Mt Somers, New ZealandMt SomersNew ZealandAnother photo of a day hike from Mt. Somers. Worth the short drive from Christchurch! Check out our route here:...Craigieburn Valley Ski Area, Craigieburn, New ZealandCraigieburn Valley Ski AreaCraigieburn, New ZealandSo many hikes and bike rides to be had in Craigieburn, all with beautiful views and almost always perfect weather.
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