Bottle Lake Green 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

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Start: Bottle Lake Forest car park, Waitikiri Drive, Parklands.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 3km.

Time: 45 minutes return.

Toilets: Located in the Bottle Lake Forest car park.

Dogs: Can be exercised off the leash but must be kept under control at all times.


The entrance point is marked and begins about 200m from the main car park. When the trail forks, take a left and continue to follow the track as it loops around a small area of the forest and returns to the car park.

The winding trails and shady pine filled lanes are perfect for a peaceful stroll. During the autumn look out for the colourful fungi that changes the forest into a fairy tale woodland.

A useful map may be obtained from the Bottle Lake Forest Information Centre and is recommended to prevent disorientation.

Map Listing