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

This section of the Crater Rim Walkway connects the historic rest stops of Sign of the Kiwi to Sign of the Bellbird.

view into harbour

Start Sign of the Kiwi, Summit Road, Port Hills
Finish Sign of the Bellbird, Kennedys Bush Reserve, Port Hills
Distance 4 km
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 Summit Road.

The track continues uphill, sidling above 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 and then descends gradually, following the Summit Road to the car park at the head of Hoon Hay Valley.

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.