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Peaking Out, Canterbury

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Peaking OutBeginner

Submitted by Fiona Stechmann

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Lake Coleridge Village

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Open farmlands
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops


2:15 (Slow)
1:30 (Moderate)
1:00 (Fast)



The start of the track follows and Easement over a farmers land so please keep to the fenceline as marked.

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From the car park cross the fence at the stile and then follow the marked fenceline to stay on the easement across the farmers land. From here the trail pretty much just heads directly up the side of the hill on the well marked but quite rough trail till you gain the main ridge.

Here the gradient eases slightly but still remains challenging. Continue following the obvious trail up the main ridge and admire the 360 degree views as they are revealed. The ridge eases off for a section and then steepens again for one final push to the top.

Enjoy the views that rival Roy's Peak but without the crowds and then retutn the same way.

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Features of interest

There are a couple of Interpretation panels along the way outlining the geographical and cultural history of the area.

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 90%

Easy Single Track: 10%

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  • Access

    Drive toward Lake Coleridge Village but before you get there, turn right onto Homestead Rd and follow the signs to Peak Hill and Lake Lyndon.
    Turn left off homestead road on to Algidus Rd. and continue along this for around 7km till you see the DOC sign for Peak Hill Easement.

    Park in the flat area on the grass on the side of the road. There does not appear to be broken glass etc but this is fairly remote so not too many people around to keep and eye on your car. No public transport.

    10 km

    16 minutes



  • Staying Safe


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    Very patchy.

    Waterproof leggings, Thermal leggings, Lightweight fleece top, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries, Crampons / microspikes (for winter conditions), Gaiters.


    Extremely exposed to both Norwest winds and Southerlies. Snow may be encountered and there is no shelter once you are on the main ridge.

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