A steep but rewarding climb to the top of Mount Thomas (1,023m), North Canterbury, with an option to loop back via a gully or along a ridge.
Walks in the Waimakariri District, North Canterbury
Guides and reviews of short walks and longer hikes in the Waimakariri District, North Canterbury, New Zealand.
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Check out photos and video of flood damage to one of Canterbury’s walking tracks following a heavy rain storm in June/May 2021.
If you’re looking for a less-than-half-day forest nature walk within a short drive from Christchurch that’s easily accessible, varied and interesting for young children, and offers the reward of a waterfall for those want to add a more challenging extension, then the Ashley Gorge Loop Track ticks a lot of boxes.
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