Ōhinetahi Reserve - Watlings and Bush Road Tracks with Viv and Mike Smith
Enjoy this section of the Summit Road Society’s Ōhinetahi Reserve on the Watlings and Bush Road Tracks. Keep going up (and up!!) through native bush to the Summit, taking in spectacular scenery that gives you views right down Lyttelton Harbour. Keep a look out for tomtits, fantails, bellbirds and kāhu as you go and the volcanic bluffs that come into view as you come out of the bush. Hear first-hand from local volunteer firefighters Viv and Mike as they share their experiences fighting the Port Hills fires in 2017, the impact the event had on the Reserve, and the natural regeneration that is now occurring since then. Please note that a reasonable level of fitness required.
Walk Length: 3 hours. Walk climbs about 400m
Walk Difficulty: TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down
Wear tramping boots or sturdy walking shoes. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, walking poles & weatherproof gear.
Please be aware that credit card fees apply to bookings.