Back to the Rapaki Track

I used to go up the Rapaki track quite a lot. It’s a long walk and a slow gradual climb (til you get to the end and it gets a bit steeper). But the location is stunning and the final view down into the harbour is wonderful, so it’s well worth the effort. The track had been closed for quite a while (not sure how long) due to safety concerns over the rockfall hazard. But it has been open again a few months I think, so I decided it was time to get back into my hill climbing exercise.

The start of the track and they make it clear that there is the potential for danger – especially in the event of an earthquake.

So this small boulder on the side of the track sure got my attention.

This is the point where the rockfall hazard ends.

Up the hill we go – the last little stretch til the top.

Wow, what a view!

And here’s a panoramic shot I took – click the image for a larger version.

I’ve not been put off by the rock fall hazard and will certainly be going back, it’s too nice a walk to avoid for the off chance of a rock coming down 🙂


  • caroline
    5 years ago

    Looks stunning! We tried to walk on a similar looking track near Arthurs Pass but it was raining so hard we had to give up.

  • Carolyn Collins
    5 years ago

    Thanks for these photos. Used to do the track many years ago when I was training for a long tramping trip. Great memories.

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