O'Farrells 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

Unite Against Covid-19, visit covid19.govt.nz

track through bush

Start: Junction with Cass Ridge Track.

Finish: Junction with Bush Road Track.

Time: One hour one way.

Toilets: Located at Sign of the Bellbird.

Dogs: Prohibited.


You can pick up O'Farrells Track after descending via the Cass Ridge. The southern end of the track leads to the boundary of Living Springs education centre. 

Heading north, the grassy track gently sidles around the hillside above Governors Bay for 30 minutes, past the junction of the Bush Road and Kanuka tracks, before finishing where it meets private land. Kanuka forest briefly covers the track with views up to bush clad hills.

Take Bush Road Track to climb up to the Crater Rim Walkway and the Summit Road.

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