Bush Road Track

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

person at top of track

Start: Summit Road layby opposite Kennedys Bush car park.

Finish: Junction with O'Farrells Track.

Time: 45 minutes one way.

Toilets: Located at Sign of the Bellbird.

Dogs: No dogs allowed.

Description:

Park at the Summit Road layby opposite Kennedys Bush car park (the third layby on left from Sign of the Kiwi, approx. 1.5km). Take the Crater Rim Walkway heading east for five minutes where you'll reach the marked junction with Bush Road Track. 

With great views of the forested gullies, impressive volcanic bluffs and harbour, the track zig zags tightly down the ridge to reach the bushy part of O’Farrells Track.

The tracks in Ohinetahi are managed by the Summit Road Society(external link)You can find maps and more information about the area on their website. 

Map Listing