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Coopers Knob, Banks Peninsula

Photo: Pat Barrett
Area
Banks Peninsula
Distance
1.1km
Time
1hr
Grade
Easy
Access
From Sign of the Kiwi on Dyers Pass head south on Summit Road, past the Sign of the Bellbird about 8km to Gibraltar Rock, where a series of tracks head onto Coopers Knob on the eastern side of the road
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Coopers Knob is the highest of the tors on the crest of what was once a large volcano. It stands above Head of the Bay, overlooking Lyttelton Harbour.

The harbour side is sheer whereas the Canterbury Plains side is much gentler and this is where the trail to the summit makes its way.

The trail is part of a network of marked walkways along the Port Hills from near Gebbies Pass to Godley Head.