O'Farrells 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

track through bush

Start: Junction with Cass Ridge Track.

Finish: Junction with Bush Road Track.

Time: One hour one way.

Toilets: Located at Sign of the Bellbird.

Dogs: Prohibited.


You can pick up O'Farrells Track after descending via the Cass Ridge. The southern end of the track leads to the boundary of Living Springs education centre. 

Heading north, the grassy track gently sidles around the hillside above Governors Bay for 30 minutes, past the junction of the Bush Road and Kanuka tracks, before finishing where it meets private land. Kanuka forest briefly covers the track with views up to bush clad hills.

Take Bush Road Track to climb up to the Crater Rim Walkway and the Summit Road.

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