- Distance: 2.4km
- Track Type: Walking and Tramping
- Time: 3-3.5hrs return
- Dogs Allowed.
- Mountain Bikes: Restricted (Lower part of the track only).
About this track
The Mt Cargill Walking Track is a well maintained and constructed walking track that takes you from Bethunes Valley up through pine forest and into native bush with some very large Hall’s Totara and Rimu trees along the track edge. The track remains forested until you reach the alpine zone where it transitions into scrub/ grassland with Manuka, Coprosma, Flax, Veronica, Dracophyllum and Ozothamnus dominating the vegetation. As you walk up the track, keep an ear peeled for Tui and Bellbird song and an eye out for Wood Pigeon scoffing berries in the tree tops. The track ends at the top of Mt Cargill with excellent views of Dunedin and beyond.
The Mt Cargill Walking Track can be accessed via the Mt Cargill carpark from the top of Cowan’s Road or from Bethune’s Valley Carpark off Norwood Street.
Know before you go
The weather at the top of the Mt Cargill Walking Track can be very different to that in Bethune’s Valley and can change rapidly. Be sure to take a warm layer with you when you walk this track.
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