Scarborough Bluffs 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, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

Start: Evans Pass.

Finish: Taylors Mistake.

Distance: 3km.

Time: 60 minutes one way.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.

The track starts from Evans Pass and gently descends through open tussock.

Near the intersection with Sumnervale Drive, there is an option to turn left and zig zag down the signposted Waterfall track which creates a circuit walk with the Captain Thomas Track. Otherwise continue along the Scarborough Track towards Taylors Mistake.

The terrain becomes quite rocky and requires some surefootedness as it weaves through the bluffs.

Follow the track past the Scarborough woolshed and continue on as it sidles gently down the slopes to meet Taylors Mistake Road. There are great views over Sumner and down into Taylors Mistake along the way.

Please walk carefully downhill along the side of the road to get to the beach.

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