Summer daytrip to Mt Richardson

Glentui and Mt Richardsonhttp://www.doc.govt.nz/documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/Waimakariri/foothills-forests-brochure.pdf

Glentui and Mt Richardson

Mt Richardson is a small peak within daytrip distance of Christchurch, and close to the Ashley Gorge. The Richardson Track is steep and leads through beech forest, taking just over two hours from the Glentui Picnic Area.  From the top, at 1047 metres, there is a grand view across nearby peaks and valleys.

Click once on map to enlarge.  Map link at the end of this post.

 

Richardson Track through open beech forest

 

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Beech trees and understorey of ferns

Beech trees and understorey of ferns

 

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Summit of Mt Richardson

Summit of Mt Richardson

 

Next two photos show the view from the summit.

Lees Valley with Ashley River and Puketeraki Range

Lees Valley with Ashley River and Puketeraki Range behind

 

Mt Oxford and Pueteraki Range

Mt Oxford (centre left) Torless Range (centre right)  and Craigeburn Range (far right) with dracophyllum in foreground

 

Dracophyllum flower

Dracophyllum flower

 

Hebe flower

Hebe flower

 

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Everlasting daisy (Anaphalioides bellidioides)

 

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Lichen-covered beech trunk

 

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Moss and lichen-covered trunk

 

Beech tress with

Track through black moss-covered beech trees

Map can be accessed at –

http://www.doc.govt.nz/documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/Waimakariri/foothills-forests-brochure.pdf

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