Track reopens

by Anonymous Author

The popular Kennedys Bush Track on the Port Hills has reopened.

The 5.3km track, which partially goes through a private forest area, has been closed to the public since the Port Hills fires in February 2017, for safety reasons.

The track was officially reopened on Easter Sunday allowing people to again take in the beautiful views of Selwyn from the top of Kennedys Bush Track.

Christchurch City Council city services general manager, David Adamson, said council staff have worked constructively with the trustees of the privately-owned land to get the area around the track cleared of fire-damaged trees, and the track restored to a safe state, so the public can use it again. 

“The landowner has put a lot of effort into clearing the track, and we’re thrilled that we can open it again to mountain bikers and walkers,’’ Mr Adamson said.

“People using the track though, need to remember that there is still logging activity occurring in the area. For health and safety reasons, and because the adjacent land is private land, it is critical they stay on the track, and don’t deviate away from it.’’