Rapanui 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, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Rapanui Bush; Neil MacBeth. Start: Junction with the Captain Thomas Track or Scarborough Bluffs Track.

Finish: Godley Head Rd, Evans Pass.

Time: 5 minutes one way.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.


Rapanui Bush is a small pocket of bush at the head of the valley and a pleasant and interesting contrast from the open terrain that dominates these slopes. The track is a short but vital link enabling you to connect the Captain Thomas Track to Scarborough Bluffs Track or pop up to Evans Pass to meet the Crater Rim Walkway.

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