Ngā Puna Wai Loop Walk

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Loop Walk

Nga Puna Wai loop walkStart: The carpark on MacFarlane Ave (inside Canterbury Agricultural Park).

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 1 km.

Time: 15 - 20 minutes return.

Toilets: Located near the Ngā Puna Wai carpark off Augustine Drive.

Access: Not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. Some off-road strollers may be fine in dry conditions.

Dogs: Allowed under effective control.


This walk takes you on the outskirts of the native wetland plants around the Nga Puna Wai lake. You can start in either direction. There is a small boardwalk on the western side of the loop. 

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