Coronation Hill

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, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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people walking on Coronation Hill

Start: The Sign of the Kiwi, Dyers Pass Road, Port Hills.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 1.5km.

Time: 30 minutes return.

Toilets: Located at the Sign of the Kiwi.

Dogs:  Must be kept on a leash.

Start near the steps below the Sign of the Kiwi and pick up the track to the left above Dyers Pass Road.

Follow the track as it skirts around scrubby slopes high above Lyttelton Harbour before turning back to the Summit Road near a large gravel car park.

Complete the circuit and return to the Sign of the Kiwi by picking up the track to the left that sidles above the Summit Road and ends near the cattle stop by the Sign of the Kiwi car park.

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