This track is temporarily closed. We will start reopening tracks as soon as Civil Defence reduces the Restricted Area.

view into harbour

Start: Sign of the Kiwi, Summit Road, Port Hills.

Finish: Sign of the Bellbird, Kennedys Bush Reserve, Port Hills.

Distance: 4km.

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes one way.

Toilets: Located at the Sign of the Kiwi.

Dogs: Must be kept on leads.


Start just below the Sign of the Kiwi. The track begins beside a low stone wall, leading you around the Lyttelton Harbour side of Coronation Reserve to a saddle on the Summit Road. The track continues uphill, sidling above the Summit Road until it reaches a small open area opposite a large shingly car park.

Cross the Summit Road and pick up the track on the other side. Cross again at Worsleys Road. Here, the track climbs to the top edge of Hoon Hay Reserve then descends gradually, following the Summit Road to the car park at the head of Hoon Hay Valley.

Continue along the track through tussock grassland and re-generating native bush on the Plains side of Mt Ada. The track pops out at the Sign of the Bellbird car park.