Mt Oxford Views worth climbing for
Mt Oxford is not far from Christchurch, making it a popular day trip for Cantabrians. We can meet at the car park or enjoy the scenic drive together – I highly recommend grabbing a coffee and pie in Oxford before we head out.
An easy walk through dense forest allows us to warm up before the track gets steeper and reaches the treeline. The sub-alpine terrain and first views of Canterbury around here are a good motivation to keep going.
While the climb is lengthy, we can stop to catch our breath and enjoy the views below us. Energy-rich snacks are your best friends here! We can have a well-deserved break and brew at the summit if it’s not too windy, and I can tell you more about the surrounding peaks and hikes.
From up here, you can see the whole of northern Canterbury, better than any map.
A full-on day that you (and your muscles) won’t forget!
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