Ohinetahi walks and tracks

Take the opportunity to enjoy a tramping experience on the city's doorstep.

Ellas Track, Bivvy Track and Totara Log Track remain temporarily closed. All other tracks are now open. Check the Summit Road Society website for updates.


Access via Summit Road or Governors Bay.

Dogs must be leashed on all Ōhinetahi tracks.

Toilets are located at Sign of the Bellbird and Governors Bay Hall.

Around half of the 150 hectares Ōhinetahi Bush Reserve suffered damage from the 2017 Port Hills fires. Take particular care in these areas.  

Summit Road Society

The 150 hectare Ohinetahi Bush Reserve is managed by the Summit Road Society, an organisation devoted to caring for and protecting Port Hills reserves.

There is plenty of information about the area as well as a detailed map on the Summit Road Society website(external link).

If you're interested in volunteering in Ohinetahi or one of the Summit Road Society's other reserves, check out the available volunteering opportunities(external link).


The terrain is steep and most tracks are narrow, requiring reasonable fitness and sure-footedness. Tramping boots are recommended.

The tracks in Ohinetahi are managed by the Summit Road Society(external link), find a new favourite below:


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