Misty Peaks Reserve Track

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

person looking out from top of peak

Start: Misty Peaks Reserve carpark, near the intersection with Flea Bay Rd and Lighthouse Rd

Finish: Same as starting point

Time: Three hours return

Toilets: Akaroa

Dogs: Prohibited

Description: 

Enter Misty Peaks Reserve through the farm gate and follow the direction markers along the unformed track as it heads near Mt Berard. The track offers expansive views of the harbour and heads through a pine plantation before dropping steadily to a bluff. It climbs again here to reach the ridge and flatten out. After taking in the gorgeous views return the same way.

Be sure to watch out for cyclists – this is a shared use track. 

You could also use this track as part of a circuit from Akaroa township for a longer day out (approximately four to seven hours).

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