Quarry Trail / Fantail Loop

This smaller circuit passes through a disused quarry in the Reserve. It's a great short walk on its own or do it as an extension to the Orongomai Trail if you have time.

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Start: Kennedys Bush Reserve, Kennedys Bush Road.

Finish: Sign of the Bellbird, Kennedys Bush Reserve, Port Hills.

Distance: 1.5km.

Time: 40 minutes one way.

Toilets: Located at the Sign of the Bellbird.

Dogs: No dogs allowed.


Start by taking the Orongomai Trail as above but some way down the descent, turn off to take the Quarry Trail. Almost immediately you will pass under the old cut faces of a small quarry site. Some of the rocks underfoot can be slippery as this is a damp spot. Sidle and then start a gradual climb to meet the Oronogomai Trail. Continue back to the Sign of the Bellbird.



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