Brocheries Road End
Brocheries Road provides easy access to the southwest end of Hinewai Reserve and to Purple Peak Curry Reserve on the west side of the crater rim, overlooking Akaroa Harbour. Drive to the end of the road and park near a large grassed area. From there, you can connect with tracks that take you north into Hinewai, west to Purple Peak Curry, and south to the top of Stony Bay Peak, a climb of 300 metres to a highpoint at 806 metres.
If it sounds all too hard, there’s no shame in settling down in the grass for a picnic and enjoying the views of the crater rim top.