Ōpāwaho River Track

Follow the edge of the estuary past an important wildlife area to finish by Tunnel Road.

Ōpāwaho River TrackStart: Ferrymead Park Drive near Ferrymead Golf.

Finish: Tunnel Road.

Distance: 1.5 km.

Time: 20 minutes one way.

Toilets: Off Ferrymead Park Drive, near the playing fields.

Dogs: On leash only.


This track follows the Ōpāwaho/Heathcote estuary edge through Ferrymead Park, passing an important wildlife area managed by Forest and Bird.

A flat and gentle walk, keep an eye out for the wetland birds that inhabit the area as you pass through.

Be sure to keep dogs on a lead while walking this track as playful dogs who chase birds can affect the bird's success in breeding and nutrition.