Bottle Lake Forest Park is an exotic pine forest of approximately 800 hectares. It is a lovely place for a walk on a hot or windy day as the tracks are almost all entirely in the shade.
|Blue Track||Blue Coastal Track|
|Start||Bottle Lake Forest car park, Waitikiri Drive, Parklands.||200m from Bottle Lake Forest car park|
|Finish||Same as the starting point.||Blue Track|
|Time||1.5 to 2 hours return||50 minutes|
|Toilets||Located at the car park||Located at the car park|
|Dogs||Can be exercised off the leash throughout Bottle Lake Forest||Under effective control|
A map can be obtained from the Bottle Lake Forest Information Centre or any council service centre. It is recommended that walkers carry one as it is easy to get disorientated in this forest.
The roads are organised alphabetically with Apple Road being the closest to the Bottle Lake headquarters and Zulu Road being the furthest away.
This track diverges from the Blue Track almost immediately after leaving the car park. Walk out towards the coast and around the landfill site before rejoining the Blue Track after 4.7 km.