Explore this beautiful pocket of native bush and enjoy incredible views over the city.

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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 Sign of the Bellbird, Gibraltar Rock or Omahu Bush car park for access to walking tracks.

There's a spectacular view with an easy rock scramble to the top of Gibraltar rock. Look for the small layby immediately after the cattlestop at Ahuriri Reserve.


Dogs are prohibited on all walks in Ahuriri.


Facilities back at the Sign of the Bellbird.


Explore one or both of the walks below for gorgeous native forest and spectacular views over the city: