Bottle Lake Green Track

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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Start: Bottle Lake Forest car park, Waitikiri Drive, Parklands.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 3km.

Time: 45 minutes return.

Toilets: Located in the Bottle Lake Forest car park.

Dogs: Can be exercised off the leash but must be kept under control at all times.


The entrance point is marked and begins about 200m from the main car park. When the trail forks, take a left and continue to follow the track as it loops around a small area of the forest and returns to the car park.

The winding trails and shady pine filled lanes are perfect for a peaceful stroll. During the autumn look out for the colourful fungi that changes the forest into a fairy tale woodland.

A useful map may be obtained from the Bottle Lake Forest Information Centre and is recommended to prevent disorientation.

Map Listing