Crater Rim - Sign of the Kiwi to Sign of the Bellbird

This section of the Crater Rim Walkway is partially open between Sign of the Kiwi and the junction with Ella's Track. However Crater Rim remains closed between Ella's Track and Sign of the Bellbird - and beyond to the other side of Mt Cass.

view into harbour

Start Sign of the Kiwi, Summit Road, Port Hills
Finish Sign of the Bellbird, Kennedys Bush Reserve, Port Hills
Distance 4km
Time 1 hour 30 minutes one way
Toilets Located at the Sign of the Kiwi
Dogs Under effective control

Start just below the Sign of the Kiwi. The track begins beside a low stone wall, leading you around the Lyttelton Harbour side of Coronation Reserve to a saddle on the Summit Road.

The track continues uphill, sidling above the Summit Road until it reaches a small open area opposite a large shingly car park. Cross the Summit Road and pick up the track on the other side.

Cross again at Worsleys Road. Here, the track climbs to the top edge of Hoon Hay Reserve then descends gradually, following the Summit Road to the car park at the head of Hoon Hay Valley.