Ellas Track

A great alternative to the Crater Rim Walkway between Kennedys Bush and Sign of the Bellbird.

This track remains closed. Check the Summit Road Society website for updates.

track on side of hill

Start Opposite Kennedys Bush car park, Summit Road
Finish Junction with Cass Ridge Track
Distance 1.4km
Time 40 minutes one way
Toilets Located at Sign of the Bellbird
Dogs Dogs must be on a short leash

Park at the Summit Road layby opposite Kennedys Bush car park (the third layby on left from Sign of the Kiwi, approx. 1.5km). Take the Crater Rim Walkway heading west for a short distance before joining Ella's Track.

From here, the track sidles below volcanic bluffs overlooking Lyttelton Harbour.  After passing another junction with the Crater Rim Walkway, the terrain becomes rockier before you emerge at a large open grassy area below the Sign of the Bellbird car park. Continue for a further 10 minutes and you will join the Cass Ridge Track.

The tracks in Ohinetahi are managed by the Summit Road Society(external link)You can find maps and more information about the area on their website.