Stanley Park

Stanley Park is a large recreation reserve in the heart of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula, featuring a mixture of open grassland and naturally regenerating kanuka forest.

Stanley Park Track

Start The main entrance off Beach Road
Finish Watson Street
Time 30 minutes one way
Dogs Under effective control at all times
Accessibility All-terrain buggies only – track is over grass and rough dirt

A network of informal walking tracks meanders through Stanley Park with stunning views over the harbour from open grassland areas.

The main track starts at Beach Road and heads uphill to the Beach Road lookout (above the fire station).

From the lookout, it curves through the kanuka forest before crossing through the middle of the grasslands area, where stock grazes. Cross Penlington Place to pick up the track to reach Watson Street.