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 All track in the park are open, except for the Albert Terrace Valley track in the gorge where it is assessed there is still risk from rockfall.

Accessing the climbing wall

The track to access the climbing wall can be picked up a few metres after entering the bush off the end of Albert Terrace. Head up the slope to the right and travel through the pine trees before descending just beyond the climbing wall.

Temporary closure Albert Terrace

A film set is being built on the land off the end of Albert Terrace. Access to the park from Albert Terrace will be closed from time to time due to filming from late May 2016 until July. Closure times will be signposted beforehand. We appologise for the inconvenience.

Hillsborough Terrace carpark

The gates to the main carpark are locked at 7pm each night. Please remove vehicles before 7pm..


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Land purchase

The Port Hills Park Trust Board, the owner of Mt Vernon Park, purchased over 3ha of land at the end of Albert Terrace in late 2014. The land, situated between the Albert Terrace road end and the old Mt Vernon Park boundary where the bush starts before the gorge, has been added to Mt Vernon Park.

At the moment the easterly sloping land is covered in gorse and broom. The intention is to gradually convert it to native bush. Last winter the community planted about a thousand eco-sourced native trees and shrubs on the land.

This winter a similar number of trees will be planted, probably in August. The Thursday volunteer group has been busy over the last few weeks clearing broom in readiness for the planting.