Harry Ell Walkway

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

Unite Against Covid-19, visit covid19.govt.nz

people walking dogs on track

Start: Sign of the Takahe.

Finish: Sign of the Kiwi.

Distance: 3 km.

Time: 45 minutes one way.

Toilets: Located at Victoria Park and Sign of the Kiwi.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.


There are a number of entry points on the track from Dyers Pass Road and from Victoria Park.

From Sign of the Takahe, head up the well maintained track and gradually climb through a mixture of native and exotic woodland before emerging on Summit Road.

Sign of the Kiwi is only about 100m from this point.

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