The track from Lyttelton to Cass Bay is a short walk, about 2km, with impressive harbour views. The track starts just above the Naval Point Yacht Club. We’d thought we might swim at Corsair Bay but the day was not sufficiently warm. There was even some light rain, but we were well sheltered by trees along the path.
Cass Bay was named after Captain Thomas Cass who was the Canterbury province’s chief land surveyor from 1851 to 1867.
You can return along the road to Lyttelton, but we preferred to retrace our steps on the coastal path.
“It is an easy walk for most
this tree-lined path along the coast.