The main entrance and car park is off Waitikiri Drive, off Burwood Road, via either Marshlands or Burwood.
You can reach the park on foot from Spencer Park and from North Shore along the Southern Pegasus Bay track.
Metroinfo(external link) has up-to-date bus information.
Motorised bikes and vehicles are not permitted in the forest.
Opening hours and gates
- Waitikiri Drive gates are open between 7am and 9pm year-round.
- Ring Christchurch City Council on 0800 800 169 or 941 8999 to release locked in vehicles at owner's expense.
Coastal and forest walks, mountain-bike tracks and horse-riding trails.
The Visitor Centre, located at the Waitikiri Drive entrance, has track maps, brochures and displays about the park's history and ecology.
There are public toilets in the car park.
Dogs under effective control are allowed in the park.
For safety reasons, please ensure dogs don't get in the way of mountain bikers.