Ohinetahi Bush Reserve

Outstanding block of forest located on eastern slopes of the Christchurch Port Hills above Governors Bay.

Foliage on the Bivvy Track • By matthew. Licence: C.

The reserve is owned by the Summit Road Society, and protected by a Queen Elizabeth II covenant.

Sugarloaf from Faulkner's Track • By matthew. Licence: C.

The reserve features a rich network of relatively basic walking tracks, leading from dry grasslands of the Summit Road down into damp, verdant forest. Tracks start and end at different points, so it is over to you to form your own circuits. It is a good idea to carry a map of the tracks.

Following are some recommended circuits, easiest first:

  • Ellas Track, Cass Ridge Track, and the Crater Rim Walkway. Easy walking near Sign of the Bellbird.
  • Titoki and Ngaio Tracks. Explore a forested gully above Governors Bay.
  • Faulkners, South Boundary, Watlings, Trig V Track. A more challenging circuit with bluffs, forest, and grassland.
  • Bivvy, O'Farrells, Bush Road Tracks. Steep forest walk on vague and interesting trails.



2 square kilometres
ID 16263

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Added 10 January 2017 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 16 January 2017 by matthewmatthew.
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