Explore Christchurch Parks and walking tracks with our interactive map.
The Governors Bay Foreshore Track will be closed between Jetty Road and the Governors Bay Pump Station for underground maintenance on weekdays only. Maintenance is expected to take six to eight weeks. The track will open as usual over weekends.
The Coastal Cliff Walkway has exposed steep cliff edges in places. Track can be slippery especially when wet. Ensure children are well supervised.
Official tracks are displayed as purple, orange and blue lines.
Purple tracks are designated for pedestrians only. Orange tracks are shared between walkers and cyclists. Cyclists please exercise caution on shared tracks and give way to walkers.
We cannot verify the status or safety of any other track displayed on the base map which comes from open-source data. Please be cautious when planning your route.
Download a copy of the Port Hills Walks [PDF, 2.3 MB] and Christchurch Coast and Plains Walks [PDF, 3.3 MB] brochures, or pick them up from your nearest library or the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre located in the Arts Centre.
While we do our best to ensure information is correct and regularly updated, errors in the data and its completeness may occur. The walks we are promoting are represented by interactive, clickable lines – we cannot verify the accuracy of any tracks displayed on the underlying base map which is open source, and can be changed by members of the public.
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.