A unmarked trail begins this trek from the Porters Pass carpark. For me, some of my favourite hiking is in my own backyard in mid-Canterbury! The road is well-maintained during summer making several of the walks in the Arthur’s Pass area easy day trips from the Lodge. But normally, the lake is suitable for fishing or non-motor boating, picnicking and walking around. Walk thorough scrub, tussock, and gravel to reach Foggy Peak marked by a cairn. Villas Del Lago is one of Horseshoe Bay's most popular waterfront condos and offers all the luxuries of Lake LBJ life. Follow the road around the lake and past a small hill. Turn off into the field on the right immediately after the hill (this is the first open space on the right 4.9km from the highway turn off). Miner’s TrackTime: 3-4 hoursDistance: 10 kmAltitude: 934 m. The track to Little Mt Peel is technically just outside out of mid Canterbury but I’m counting it anyways! You could just make your own path too! This one isn’t a marked doc track but a good challenge for views the of the Craigieburn, Torlesse and Mt Hutt ranges, all the way to Lake Coleridge and of course Lake Lyndon. Look here for more photos from Mt Barossa! Time: 3-4 hours returnDistance: 9.0 kmAltitude: 1171 m. The walk to the Woolshed creek hut is a relatively easy walk making it great for families, occasional or even seasoned hikers. Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival. There are some really great walks near Christchurch though and not far from the city either. She realised the next day after I posted a picture from the walk. Holy ground for Texas history fans! The track starts just behind the Lake Lyndon Lodge. Like Adventure Guide on Facebook. Lake Lyndon. Distance: 5 km You can see over to the Canterbury plains and as far as the Pacific Ocean! Anything from 1 hour to 10 days, tracks going this way and that leading through dense forest bush, golden tussocks or alpine vegetation. Nice selection Lauren. The majority of this stretch is a fine shingle base extending into the lake as a long shallow shelf covered with weed. Its a beginner level uphill hike up to the Trig point that overlooks Lake Lyndon and the beautiful mountains. This is a good steady hike up on to the Tara Haoa Range and a very popular one among locals. The descent though from Little Mt Peel is the same way you came. It’s simply stunning and worth every bit of effort. The Trig Mt Track from Starvation Gully is a great short-medium walk near Arthurs Pass. Also some chaps fishing and other trampers. Follow the little creek and keep your eyes your for any path going up. The path starts through a paddock of sheep and cows happily grazing to a steep rocky path. Lake Lyndon is one of the closest vehicle access High Country lakes to Christchurch and is normally well stocked with rainbow trout averaging 1.5 to 2 pounds. You hit the ridgeline for a wee break before heading up again. Lake LBJ starts near Horseshoe Bay, 50 miles from Austin, and goes all of the way to Kingsland. The Lodge is situated at the south-western end of the Lake and is a short drive from the highway turn-off. The turnoff to Lake Lyndon is located on the main road, around 10 minutes before Castle Hill (if coming from the Christchurch side). With that you said, you can stay at the hut. That part of the track isn’t marked so make sure you have your GPS with you! The track has been wonderfully maintained by DOC. On fine summer days it can be very busy with boats so if you are looking for a quiet day of fishing, don't go there! Check out some easier walks here! In the winter of 2015, the lake froze over and we were able to walk on it! Lake LBJ is a popular lake for boating and water skiing. Time: ~3 hour return Small town girl and animal lover who is constantly exploring, especially in her backyard. The shoreline is far more rocky along this stretch and like the southeast side it has an abrupt drop-off. It’s been a frustrating six weeks in NZ as I could only fit in a couple of walks before we were all locked down. there are also a few other shorter walks in the reserve so you have an option to take a different way down once you hit the ridgeline. They’re not bad going up but coming down gets a bit tricky especially if they’re wet. This side runs along the base of Mount Lyndon. Make sure if you decided to do this one as a day hike you give yourself plenty of time (at least 10 hours). Another 3o minutes and the track comes into alpine vegetation. Altitude: 1240 m. In the Clent hills of the Hakatere Conservation Park is Mt Barossa. This sounds like the perfect place for you . 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