McNally Walkway

The McNally Walkway is an open country hike that begins on the outskirts of Milton township and climbs to the crest of a nearby hilltop, 318 metres above sea level.

The walkway is named after the late Tom McNally, a long-serving Milton policeman. It crosses rolling pasture that is particularly pleasing to the eye during summer, when many wild flowers are in bloom. A plane table on the crest of the hill identifies many of the surrounding visible features.

The track forks in some sections, offering alternative side tracks for those who want to explore further.

Some sections of this walkway cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.


The walkway is located near the cemetery on Cemetery Road, on the outskirts of the town of Milton.

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 nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 2 hours and 15 minutes return
Length: 7km return
Created: 22 March 1996
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation