Spencer Park is 14km north-east of Christchurch. The main access is off Heyders Road.
Metroinfo (external link)has up-to-date bus information.
Gates are open from 8am to 7pm and during daylight saving months from 8am to 9pm. The Animal Park is open from 9am to 4pm.
Gate closures are administered by ADT security. Ring ADT on 0800 766 700 to release a vehicle. A callout fee will be charged to release vehicles at owner's expense.
Beach gates are closed at all times.
Dogs are permitted in Spencer Park under effective control but must be on a leash in certain areas to protect wildlife values.
Dogs are not permitted in Brooklands Lagoon or Spit, except on the Waimakariri Walkway where they must be on a short leash.
Please be aware that summer dog rules are in place at Spencer Park Beach. From 1 November to 31 March, between 9am and 7pm, dogs are prohibited 100 metres north and south of the Surf Life Saving Club pavilion. If passing through, dogs must be on a short leash. Outside of these times dogs are permitted under effective control.
Check the interactive dog map for more information.