Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a large recreation reserve in the heart of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula, featuring a mixture of open grassland and naturally regenerating kanuka forest.

Stanley Park Track

Start: The main entrance off Beach Road.

Finish: Watson Street.

Time: 30 minutes one way.

Dogs: Under effective control at all times.


A network of informal walking tracks meander throughout Stanley Park with stunning views over the harbour from open grassland areas.

The main track starts at Beach Road and heads up to the Beach Road lookout (above the fire station).

From the lookout it curves through the kanuka forest before crossing through the middle of the grasslands area, where stock graze. Cross Penlington Place to pick up the track to reach Watson Street.