Holdsworth Trail

  • 15 min one way
  • Easy

A brief sidle connecting the car park at the top of the Kennedys Bush Track with Kennedys Bush and the Sign of the Bellbird.

Holdsworth Trail: Key information
Walking time
15 min
One way
One way
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Holdsworth Trail: Find it
Western car park at the top of Kennedys Bush Track, Summit Road, Christchurch.
Orongomai Trail, Kennedys Bush.
415m – 453m
Altitude change 38m

Traditionally, the Kennedys Bush Track turns out on the Summit Road at a large car park north of Mount Ada. Newer descriptions of the track lead to a small car park on a bend just west of here. This car park is right on the corner of Kennedys Bush, and offers a distinct advantage: the Kennedys Bush Track actually reaches Kennedys Bush.

From the car park, a sign indicates the Holdsworth Trail. This leads easily through harakeke and gorse for a few minutes before entering forest. Touching the road briefly, the track sidles through forest to a hairpin bend on the Orongomai Trail just below the Sign of the Bellbird shelter.

Forest sections of this track are well worth walking in their own right, not merely as a link.  

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ID 16295

About this track

Added 6 February 2017 by matthewmatthew. No revisions.
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