Walking track map

Explore Christchurch Parks and walking tracks with our interactive map.

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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Walking tracks are displayed as purple lines. Shared tracks for walking and cycling are displayed as orange dotted lines. 

This map is not extensive and we are working to extend the map to cover other great places to walk around Christchurch over time. If you have any feedback email us at parksinfo@ccc.govt.nz.

Pick up the Port Hills Walks brochure from your nearest service centre or the iSite located in the Arts Centre, or download a copy [PDF, 6.1 MB].

Map Listing


While we do our best to ensure information is correct and regularly updated, errors in the data and its completeness may occur. The walks that we are promoting are represented by interactive, clickable lines - we cannot verify the accuracy of any tracks displayed on the underlying base map.

All users should be aware that changes in the environment can happen quickly such as slips, rockfalls, or access across private land and may not be represented immediately on the mapping provided. Take note of signs on the ground. Be aware of safety in the outdoors and be suitably prepared for your walk.

Please note that the following tracks on the Port Hills remain closed since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011 – Heathcote Quarry Track and Whitewash Head Track. The Flowers Track is open and Taylors Mistake Track from 121 Taylors Mistake Road to Taylors Mistake Beach.

Also note that with completion of the new Western Bypass, the map of the Groynes is outdated and still shows the road being constructed. This may result in some slight changes in the walking tracks.