Latters Spur 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, 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 running up Latters Spur Track

Start: Longhurst Terrace, Port Hills or Victoria Park, Port Hills.

Finish: Sugarloaf Reserve car park, Port Hills.

Distance: 2km.

Time: 1 hour one way.

Toilets: Located at Victoria Park.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.

Note: Drinking water is available at Victoria Park and one other fountain along the track.


The track can be started from two entrances on Longhurst Terrace and can also be accessed mid-section from the main car park at Victoria Park.

This walk has lots of variety, passing through a mixture of exotic and regenerating native forest. It heads up past the downhill mountain bike tracks and jumps at Victoria Park and finishes with a stunning view over the Canterbury Plains from Sugarloaf Reserve.

When you're ready, return the same way or link up with the Harry Ell Track or Bowenvale Valley Track to get back to Victoria Park.

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