Banks Peninsula has beautiful parks and reserves, offering many recreational opportunities. Explore this giant ancient volcanic remnant with its deeply indented bays, wild beaches, striking mountains and intriguing geological and human history.
Try our interactive walking map to see a number of popular walks in the Bank Peninsula.
The Rod Donald Trust website(external link) also offers great information about walking in the Banks Peninsula whether it be in Christchurch City Council reserves or those managed by the Department of Conservation and private land owners.
|Green Point Reserve||Beach Road, Akaroa||Britomart Memorial, walkways|
|Garden of Tane||Beach Road, Akaroa||Bush walks, playground|
|Stanley Park||Rue Lavaud, Akaroa||Walkways|
|L’Aube Hill Reserve||Rue Pompallier, Akaroa||French Cemetery, bush walks|
|Akaroa Recreation Ground||Rue Lavaud, Akaroa||Slipway, playing fields, tennis courts, BBQ, toilets, skate park|
|Rue Balguerie Playground||Rue Balguerie, Akaroa||Playground, toilets|
|Akaroa Heritage Park||Long Bay Road, Akaroa||Walkways, botanical plantings|
|Robinsons Bay Reserve||Old School Road, Robinsons Bay||Walkways, native bush|
|Robinsons Bay Regional Park||Monarch Drive, Duvauchelle||Ngaio Point walkway|
|Little River Heritage Park||SH 75 Little River||Picnic tables|
|Birdlings Flat Playground||Poranui Beach Road, Birdlings Flat||Toilets, playground, beach|
|Le Bons Bay Domain||Le Bons Bay Road||Toilets, playground, tennis courts|
|Okains Bay Beach||Okains Bay Road||Toilets, campground, playground|
|Pigeon Bay Campground||Wharf Road, Pigeon Bay||Campground, toilets|
|Port Levy Old School||Western Valley Road, Port Levy||Toilets, swimming pool, tennis courts|
|Purau Foreshore Reserve||Purau Avenue||Beach, picnic tables|
|Purau Recreation Reserve||Purau Avenue||Toilets, playground|
|Camp Bay Beach||Camp Bay Road||Toilets, beach|