Faulkners 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

view from top of track

Start: Lighthouse Lane, Governors Bay.

Finish: Trig V near Summit Road.

Time: One hour one way (uphill).

Toilets: Located at Sign of the Bellbird and Governors Bay Hall.

Dogs: No dogs allowed.


If you're starting in Governors Bay, you can access Faulkners Track at different points. Drive around to either Lighthouse Lane or The Terrace where there is parking, or you can walk up the lane directly off the main Governors Bay Road.

From Lighthouse Lane, the track begins on the left - watch for a small sign. Cross The Terrace and head steadily up through the subdivision before zig-zagging through scrub and new plantings to reach the junction with South Boundary.

Continue up a steep narrow path through rocky bluffs and into a bush gully past the North Boundary junction. Further on, take a short detour to a spectacular lookout point. The track meets Trig V as it crests the ridgeline.

Link up with Trig V or the Crater Rim Walkway and other nearby tracks to create some satisfying walking routes.

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