Mt Vernon farm track

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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Start: At the end of Hillsborough Terrace.

Finish: Summit Road, Port Hills.

Access: End of Hillsborough Terrace or Summit Road.

Signage: None.

Description: This track climbs steadily from the end of Hillsborough Terrace. The first section is steep and rutted.

The track continues to climb steadily on grass until it reaches Summit Road.

Note: Generally the track stays open during wet weather.

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