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Governors Bay Walks

Track Status:
1
Coastal walk Gov Bay Jetty to Allandale Reserve
Walk familyWell formed track surface. Easy flat walking
EasyEasy: Gentle climbs on smooth track
1 hour return
Dogs on leads
*
Dogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Gentle stroll around foreshore. Good birdlife.
Track Status:

Open

Gentle stroll around foreshore. Good birdlife.
Track features:
Coastal, Historic, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Governors Bay Heritage Trail" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Out of print
*Dog access restrictions:
Dogs prohibited Governors Bay foreshore
2
Sandy Bay to Māori Gardens
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
½ hour return
Dogs allowed under effective control
*
Dogs allowed under effective control - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Māori Gardens is a secluded beach.
Track Status:

Open

Māori Gardens is a secluded beach. Take care - track along cliff edges can be slippery and there are steep stairs near the end.
Track features:
Coastal, Track formed
Obtain "Governors Bay Heritage Trail" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Out of print
*Dog access restrictions:
Dogs on short leash on beaches 1 Dec -1 Mar 9am-7pm
3
Jetty Road to Sandy Bay
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
15 mins one way
Dogs allowed under effective control
*
Dogs allowed under effective control - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
A short walk on a rough track.
Track Status:

Open, but in poor condition

Accessed by a staircase from Jetty Road about 100m above the wharf. Take care - track in rough condition.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Historic, Track formed
Obtain "Governors Bay Heritage Trail" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Out of print
*Dog access restrictions:
Dogs prohibited Governors Bay foreshore at all times and on short leash on Sandy Bay 1 Dec - 1 Mar 9am-7pm
4
Governors Bay Heritage Trail
Walk formed trackGentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill
1-2 hours
Dogs on leads
*
Dogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
A great introduction to the stories of Governors Bay.
Track Status:

Open

A great introduction to the stories of Governors Bay. Includes walks 1, 2, 3 and a return route along roadside footpath.
Track features:
Native bush, Coastal, Historic, Track formed, Road walking
Obtain "Governors Bay Heritage Trail" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk.
Available from:
  • Out of print
*Dog access restrictions:
Dogs prohibited Governors Bay foreshore

Governors Bay Tramps/Hikes

Track Status:
1
Cass Ridge
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
40 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
A short walk in native bush in Ōhinetahi Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Access Ōhinetahi Reserve from the Summit Road and create a good ½ day loop using Cass Ridge, O’Farrells, Bush Road and Crater Rim Walkway.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
2
O’Farrells Track
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
2 hours one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Track contours gently around the hills in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Part of Ōhinetahi loop route described in Tramp 1. Track contours gently around the hills.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
3
Ellas Track
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
40 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Access to the Ōhinetah Reserve from Sign of the Bellbird.
Track Status:

Open

Access to the Ōhinetah Reserve from Sign of the Bellbird. Track section below Mt Ada closed.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
4
Bush Road
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
45 mins one way.
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Part of Ōhinetah Reserve loop route.
Track Status:

Open

Part of Ōhinetah Reserve loop route described in Tramp 1.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
5
Watlings
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
½ hour one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
An alternative walk to Ōhinetahi Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Provides another access to Ōhinetahi Reserve from Summit Road.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
6
Dukes Street
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
15 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Contours around hill in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Contours around hill in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
7
South Boundary
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
10 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Southern portion of South Boundary track in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Southern portion of South Boundary track in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
8
Titoki
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
10 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Lower part of Titoki Track in Ōhinetah Reserve..
Track Status:

Open

Lower part of Titoki Track is open, middle part is still closed. Please respect closure. Makes a short lower loop from Bay Height Road in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
9
Kanuka Track
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
20 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Pleasant loop track through mature kanuka in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Pleasant loop track through mature kanuka in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
10
Wai-iti Track
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
40 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Pick blackberries on this loop route in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Pick blackberries on this loop route in Ōhinetah Reserve.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
11
Trig V
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
20 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
Shorter loop from the Summit Road.
Track Status:

Open

Create shorter loop from the Summit Road using this Trig V track in the Hoon Hay Reserve and the Crater Rim Walkway.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
12
Ngaio Track
Tramp unformed trackTrack mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill
20 mins one way
Dogs prohibitedProhibited
An alternative route to Ōhinetahi Reserve.
Track Status:

Open

Access to Ōhinetahi Reserve from Bay Heights Road in Governors Bay.
Track features:
Native bush, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Ōhinetahi Reserve – Summit Road Society Brochure" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • Lyttelton Information Centre, 20 Oxford Street, Lyttelton, 03 328 9093
13
Crater Rim Walkway – west section
Tramp easyEasy tramping track - well formed track
3 ½ hours one way
Dogs on leads
*
Dogs on leads - *Asterisk displayed when further Dog Access Restrictions apply
Western part of longer Crater Rim Walkway.
Track Status:
Part of longer Crater Rim Walkway. Some sections on other side of ridge. Time given is for western section from Sign of the Kiwi to Ahuriri Reserve (off map). For whole route see Greater Peninsula Tramp 19. *Dogs prohibited in reserves.
Track features:
Native bush, Summit, Track formed, Sign posted
Obtain "Port Hills Walks" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
Available from:
  • DOC Visitor Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8140, 03 379 4082
  • Download brochure
*Dog access restrictions:
Dogs prohibited in reserves.
Key to Map and Table
Walks
Walks on roads
Easy access short walk suitable for all abilities, wheelchair assisted, pushchairs.
Well formed track surface. Easy flat walking.
Gentle walking on formed track. Some up and down hill.
Tramps/Hikes
Tramps/Hikes on Roads
Unformed routes
Easy tramping track - well formed track.
Track mostly unformed but with direction markers. Prolonged up and down hill.
Route: unformed and roug surface. No marking.
Biking
Easiest: Flat wide smooth track or gravel road.
Easy: Gentle climbs on smooth track.
Intermediate: Step slopes, avoidable obsacles, poor traction.
Dog regulations
Dogs allowed under effective control.
Dogs on leads
Prohibited
*Asterisk means refer to notes column for additional regulations.
Shelter
Serviced DOC hut
Picnic shelter.