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Rolleston Pack Track, Canterbury

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Boyle Village

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:00 (Slow)
0:50 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



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A chance here for fast forest trails and a nice touch of history on a pack track that dates back to the 1860's.

This is an easy jaunt that can break up any journey through Lewis Pass. Park up at the Lewis Summit and grab your gear. Head off the opposite direction from the St James Walkway - out past the toilet, shelter and tarn viewing area. The trail sidles fairly gently all the way down to meet the highway adjacent to the well appointed DOC campsite over the road at Deer Valley.

Retrace your steps back to the car the way you came.

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Features of interest

Historic Rolleston Pack Track. Magnificent native beech forest

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 75%

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  • Access

    Lewis Pass summit carpark, SH7

    You will need to drive the Lewis Pass Summit, where there is a reasonable sized carpark at the trail head

    16 km

    14 minutes



  • Staying Safe


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    Its pretty hard to get lost here


    Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Map.

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    All year round access here, occasionally snowy in winter

    Nothing much to worry about other than the odd mud patch.

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