Faulkners 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

Unite Against Covid-19, visit covid19.govt.nz

view from top of track

Start: Lighthouse Lane, Governors Bay.

Finish: Trig V near Summit Road.

Time: One hour one way (uphill).

Toilets: Located at Sign of the Bellbird and Governors Bay Hall.

Dogs: No dogs allowed.


If you're starting in Governors Bay, you can access Faulkners Track at different points. Drive around to either Lighthouse Lane or The Terrace where there is parking, or you can walk up the lane directly off the main Governors Bay Road.

From Lighthouse Lane, the track begins on the left - watch for a small sign. Cross The Terrace and head steadily up through the subdivision before zig-zagging through scrub and new plantings to reach the junction with South Boundary.

Continue up a steep narrow path through rocky bluffs and into a bush gully past the North Boundary junction. Further on, take a short detour to a spectacular lookout point. The track meets Trig V as it crests the ridgeline.

Link up with Trig V or the Crater Rim Walkway and other nearby tracks to create some satisfying walking routes.

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. 

Map Listing