Watlings Track

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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person walking in bush

Start: Hoon Hay car park, Summit Road, near junction with Trig V track.

Finish: Junction with South Boundary.

Time: 20 minutes (downhill).

Toilets: Located at Sign of the Bellbird.

Dogs: Dogs must be on a short leash.


Watlings Track requires some surefootedness as it takes you down a steep, bouldery, bush-covered gully. It makes a wonderful contrast to the usual open landscapes of the Port Hills. You can connect with the Bush Road Track via Duke Street, a short track heading off to the right as you make your way downhill.

Continue on Watlings Track and shortly after, you’ll pop out onto an open spur where you can choose to follow the South Boundary back to Faulkners Track or take Titoki Track down to Governors Bay where there are options for food and refreshments.

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. 

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