Cass Ridge 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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people walking on track

Start: Sign of the Bellbird car park, Summit Road.

Finish: Junction with O'Farrells Track.

Time: 40 minutes one way.

Toilets: Located at Sign of the Bellbird.

Dogs: Prohibited.


From the Sign of the Bellbird car park, take the Crater Rim Walkway to the right of the car park entrance. After 5 minutes you'll reach the start of the Cass Ridge Track. 

The track follows a gently sloping grassy ridge to near the southern boundary of Ohinetahi Reserve. It's worth taking time for the short diversion to admire the impressively forested Cass Peak gully.

Combine Cass Ridge with O'Farrells track, Bush Road Track and Ellas Track to make a diverse 3 hour walk.

The tracks in Ohinetahi are managed by the Summit Road Society(external link)You can find maps and more information about the area on their website. 

Map Listing