Bush Road Track

Ohinetahi Bush Reserve

  • 35 min one way
  • Easy/medium

Steep track descending from Christchurch's Summit Road into Ohinetahi Reserve, following an old road section briefly.

Bush Road Track: Key information
Walking time
35 min
One way
One way
Steep and narrow at points, but relatively easy to follow. Grades explained
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Bush Road Track: Find it
Crater Rim Walkway, just east of Kennedy's Bush Track car park, Summit Road, Christchurch.. Start is signposted.
OFarrell's Track, opposite the Kanuka Track.
201m – 430m
Altitude change 229m

The Bush Road Track sets off from the Crater Rim Walkway. On the Summit Road, locate the twin car parks at the end of the Kennedy's Bush Track, between the Sign of the Bellbird and Hoon Hay Reserve. From the car park on the harbour side, follow the Crater Rim Walkway a couple minutes north to the signposted track start.

The track leads off through a stand of harakeke before zigzagging down a spur. This section of track is narrow and steep. Past a stand of kōwhai, the track passes a junction with the Duke Street and then South Boundary tracks.

From here, the track bends south and follows the old road itself. The track is wide and level, under forest. Eventually, the road meets the Totara Log Track and bends downhill easily to O'Farrells Track. It ends at O'Farrells Track. A possible loop is to head south west on O'Farrells and return via the Bivvy Track.

Walking times:

  • Crater Rim Walkway to Duke Street junction: 20 minutes
  • Duke Street junction to South Boundary junction: 2 minutes
  • South Boundary junction to Totara Log junction: 5 minutes
  • Totara Log Track junction to O'Farrells Track: 10 minutes
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ID 16227

About this track

Added 21 November 2016 by matthewmatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 23 November 2016 by matthewmatthew.
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