Clark Bush Track

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Tramping track

Clark Bush Track skirts around the headwaters of a small stream, passing several large kauri. There are three entrances; from Manuka Road (50m from Woodlands Park Road junction), Tainui Road (opposite Ngaio Road) where the track descends steeply on steps to ‘Bishop’ Kauri, and the blind end of Tainui Road. Level sections of track exist across the top of the reserve and from the end of Tainui Road. Steep, muddy sections occur between these levels and leading down to and across the stream.

Clark Bush Track details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Arataki Visitor Centre' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 1.8 km
Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No

What to expect

Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.

Tramping tracks will:
  • Consist of formed and drained surfaces.
  • Be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
  • Have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
  • Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.


Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.


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