2015 04 07 Mt Cargill Walk

Mount Cargill Walk

The Mount Cargill Walk traverses the flank of Mount Cargill, between Bethunes Gully and the summit. The walk passes through native bush and pine forest and alongside Lindsay Creek and a small waterfall.

At 676m tall, Mount Cargill offers some of the most spectacular views over Dunedin and the surrounding area. In Māori legend the three peaks of Mount Cargill represent the petrified head, body and feet of a princess of an early Otakou tribe.

The walkway links with a number of other walking tracks in the area.


Mount Cargill Walk can be accessed from the Mount Cargill Summit at the end of Cowan Road or from Bethunes Gully off Norwood Street.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, contact the Dunedin City Council or visit the Skyline Walks page and public notices section of the council’s website.

At a glance

Walking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes from Mount Cargill summit to Bethunes Gully, or 2 hours from Bethunes Gully to Mount Cargill summit
Length: 4km one way
Created: 5 March 1987
Controlling authority: Dunedin City Council

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, read the Skyline walks page on the Dunedin City Council’s website.