Take a bus or drive your car to the Forest Road entry of Knocklofty Reserve.
A great loop track through open forest, close to the city centre. Knocklofty Reserve is popular with dog walkers and bike riders.
The Summit Loop takes you past many of Knocklofty’s highlights. At the Frog Ponds, the Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare Group have rehabilitated a disused dam to create a wetland habitat. Pause here a moment… how many different frog calls you can hear? From various vantage points along the walk you can enjoy views across the city, up to kunanyi / Mount Wellington and down the Derwent estuary. With over 300 native plant species in this much-loved reserve, there is always something in flower.
Be aware of other bike riders and walkers using this track.
Plan your visit
Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.
Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.