Eastside Bush walk - Summit Road to Bowenvale Valley circuit

Start: Victoria Park car park.

Finish: Same as starting point.

Distance: 6km.

Time: 2.5 hour circuit.

Toilets: Located at Victoria Park.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.


Start from the car park below the visitor centre at Victoria Park.  Take the Eastside Bush Track which descends into Bowenvale Valley, passing through a mixture of native and exotic forest. Follow the track until it meets with the Bowenvale Valley Track and then heads up to the Summit Road.

Once at the Summit Road, cross at the car park to the harbour side and follow Cedrics Track to the Sugarloaf car park. This is a great viewpoint looking out over the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps and provides a sweeping view across Pegasus Bay up to the Kaikoura Mountains.

From Sugarloaf car park, walk down the access road for 100 metres and pick up a signposted track that passes through Thomsons Reserve and past the stone shelter. Re-cross the Summit Road at Thomsons car park and follow Latters Spur Track down through Victoria Park to complete the circuit.

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