Bowenvale Valley Track

Start The car park at the end of Bowenvale Avenue, Cashmere
Finish Bowenvale car park, Summit Road
Distance 3.5 km
Time One hour one way
Dogs Must be kept on a leash
Toilets Located at Victoria Park
Shared use Partially – between Bowenvale Ave and just past the Hidden Valley Track turnoff the track is shared with cyclists and the occasional maintenance vehicle

This walk starts at the end of Bowenvale Avenue where there is plenty of parking. The track starts off as a vehicle track heading up the valley.

Watch out for mountain bikers and maintenance vehicles along this section. Not long after passing the Hidden Valley Track turnoff, the Bowenvale Valley Track becomes a walking-only track with cyclists prohibited from here until Summit Road.

Further up the valley, the walking track winds its way through open tussock where it finishes in Bowenvale car park on Summit Road.

Return the same way or create a circuit via Cedrics, Thomsons, and Latters Spur Tracks – on a clear day there are stunning views out over the Canterbury Plains all the way to the Southern Alps and of Pegasus Bay out to the Kaikoura Ranges. 

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.