Bealey Spur is an easy, pleasant day hike with fantastic views over the Waimakariri Valley. Follow the track through beech forest, open grassland and sub-alpine scrub until it ends at the historic Bealey Spur Hut (once used for high country sheep farming). Stunning views from a gradual track begins with a steep walk up a road from the car park. From there it climbs steadily through beautiful forest until the path emerges into the open and continues onto a ridge, After a little while on the ridge there’s a spectacular viewpoint looking up, down and across the Waimakariri valley. From here the track continues through open grassland and a swampy area over a boardwalk, then up through more forest, until it finally reaches the rustic Bealey Hut, which was built in 1925 for sheep musterers.