The Gebbies Pass track to Packhorse Hut involves about 6km of walking each way, and takes three to four hours return. The track climbs from 160m altitude at Gebbies Pass to 450m at Packhorse Hut. However there are plenty of ups and downs along the way. From the track there are views over Lyttelton Harbour, and it passes through forest and tussock land. We walked the track on a misty day in late December 2014.
On the return journey it is easy to see the Remarkable Dykes, just a short distance below the hut. They are two walls of trachyte that form the boundaries of a crack in the side of the volcano. The surrounding rock has weathered away, leaving two parallel walls. This photo was added after a subsequent walk in April 2015.
The map above and further information can be found on this site.
For my earlier post on Packhorse Hut via Kaituna Valley, click here.