Altitude: 0m to 320m. Gain: 45m. Loss: 365m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate)
From the signposted junction with the Main Ridge Track, Ferry Rd Track starts to drop steadily towards Days Bay. The track is broad, well cut and easy to follow, but moderately steep in places.
Soon the mature bush of the ridgeline is left, and you descend through first tall regenerating scrub, and then gorse and low scrub. The lower vegetation offers great views over the Wellington Harbour, and the coastline to Eastbourne.
After making a few short zigzags, the track emerges into houses at the end of Ferry Road. There is a little parking here - but more at the sea shore below. Following Ferry Road through a couple of switchbacks it's another couple of hundred meters to the coast. Days Bay wharf is 200m to the south (opposite a cafe and ice cream shop!) and has ferries to Wellington, on which dogs are permitted on a leash.