Mount Kaukau summit - Khandallah Park loop

A 4.2km walk, taking about 3 hours. This loop walk has a common entry and exit point and is suitable for those with average fitness.



Mount Kaukau Summit Khandallah Park Loop Walk (2.3MB PDF)

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Starting at Simla Crescent the walk goes along the Northern Walkway up to the top of Mount Kaukau where there are picnic areas. At the summit, you go onto the Skyline Walkway and come back down behind Khandallah Swimming Pool.

Start at Simla Crescent Khandallah. Follow the Northern Walkway from the entrance to Khandallah Park to the summit of Mt Kaukau. Continue all the way to the top. There are picnic areas and seats on the way up.

At the summit, the Northern Walkway joins the Skyline Walkway. You will now be walking on a 4WD track towards Sirsi Terrace. Stay on the 4WD track until you come to a sign pointing to the swimming pool.

Head back into the pines down a flight of steps. This track will take you back to the parking area behind the Khandallah Swimming Pool in Woodmancote Road.

Walk past the playground in the park and take the walkway to Clark Street. From the car park in Clark Street follow the signs back into the bush and returning to Simla Crescent.

Getting there

Catch a number 43 or number 44 bus to Clutha Avenue in Khandallah, or the Johnsonville Line train to Simla Crescent.


Dogs must be on leads outside dog exercise areas. Please remember to clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste appropriately.