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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:
    *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:
      *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:
      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:
        *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:
          *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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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, fire damaged

          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 "Walking in the Port Hills" brochure before departing for detailed directions on how to find and follow this walk
          Available from:
          *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.