Faulkners Track

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: Dogs must be on a short leash.


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.