Coopers Knob

Start: Gibraltar Carpark, Summit Road, Port Hills.

Finish: Coopers Knob.

Distance: 650m.

Time: 20 minutes one way.

Toilets: Located at the Sign of the Bellbird.

Dogs: Must be kept on leads.


Coopers Knob (Omawete) is the highest point on the Port Hills (573m) and offers panoramic views over the plains and up Lyttelton Harbour. You can pick up the track directly from the Summit Road, just north of the Gibraltar Rock carpark. The summit is a short detour from the Crater Rim Walkway and requires some easy rock scrambling.