Scarborough Bluffs 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, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Start: Evans Pass.

Finish: Taylors Mistake.

Distance: 3km.

Time: 60 minutes one way.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.

Description:
The track starts from Evans Pass and gently descends through open tussock.

Near the intersection with Sumnervale Drive, there is an option to turn left and zig zag down the signposted Waterfall track which creates a circuit walk with the Captain Thomas Track. Otherwise continue along the Scarborough Track towards Taylors Mistake.

The terrain becomes quite rocky and requires some surefootedness as it weaves through the bluffs.

Follow the track past the Scarborough woolshed and continue on as it sidles gently down the slopes to meet Taylors Mistake Road. There are great views over Sumner and down into Taylors Mistake along the way.

Please walk carefully downhill along the side of the road to get to the beach.

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