Huntsbury Spur was one of the main routes taken by the Rāpaki Māori when crossing between the Port Hills and the plains.
A Māori campsite and lookout post were located towards the bottom of present day Huntsbury Avenue and property owners in this area have found large quantities of sea shells in the soil.
- Walk Christchurch: 60 short walks that explore your city edited by Mark Pickering, compiled by Kjesten Nilsson, Karen Theobald and Lesley Symington. Published: [Christchurch, N.Z.] Leisure Unit, Christchurch City Council, 1998