Mt Vernon 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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Start: Mt Vernon car park.

Finish: Rapaki Track car park.

Access: Drive or ride 6.5 km from the Sign of the Kiwi east along Summit Road until you reach Mt Vernon car park.

Signage: At each end.

Description: The track begins with a short rocky section that levels out as it traverses beneath Mt Vernon.

There is a bail out section onto Summit Road halfway into the ride.

The second half of the track has a few rocks and descends on smooth, well formed track to the finish.

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