Bell Rock is an icon lookout accessed reached via a medium intensity walk.
This track features a variety of vegetation and seasonal bird activities. The track climbs through mixed beech and podocarp to a forest dominated by gnarled beech and mountain holly trees and panoramic views The low canopy provides opportunities to view large numbers of tui, bellbird and kereru. Expansive views from the top of the range include Mahia Peninsula, Te Kooti's Lookout, and the Kaweka mountain range.
Distance: 5.3 km
Duration: 3hr return.
This walk is best done on a clear sunny day, preferably with minimal wind. It can get very windy at the lookout spot as its very exposed.
Make sure you have good solid walking shoes as the track can get a bit steep.
Carry water with you, there is no access to water along the way.