Okuti 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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Okuti Track

Start: Okuti Valley Scenic Reserve, Okuti Valley Road, Little River.

Finish: Near Hilltop Tavern.

Distance: 7 km.

Time: 2 hours one way.

Dogs: Prohibited.


This is a shared use track for both bikers and walkers.

From Okuti Valley Reserve it’s a steady uphill climb following a 4WD track through farmland to a saddle. The saddle offers amazing view towards Kaitorete Spit and further west towards Mt Sinclair and Mt Fitzgerald on the Te Ara Pātaka Summit Walkway.

The track then takes a much gentler descent towards its end near the Hilltop Tavern.

Numerous gates have to be opened and closed along the route, please close all gates behind you.

The track is well marked, but open and exposed for its entire length, so it’s advisable to save your trip for a day with good weather and good visibility.

The track is closed for lambing mid-July to mid-November each year.

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