Ōtukaikino Waimakariri Track

Access: Multiple points including Whites Crossing picnic area, Templars Island Trail and The Groynes.

Time: 5 hours.

Toilets: Three locations throughout the Groynes and Whites Crossing picnic area.

Dogs: Varies depending on the landowner, follow signage on the ground:

  • The Groynes: Dogs must be leashed and are only allowed on the Ōtukaikino Walking Track to pass through the park.
  • Templars Trail and everywhere else: Under effective control.

Shared: Yes, bikes should give way to pedestrians.

Description: An epic urban adventure through the countryside. This track links up Templars Island Trail (external link)and the Ōtukaikino Track so you can experience new challenges.

Complete the full track, walk a shorter section of your choosing, or traverse further to Brooklands and Spencer Park via the Te Rauakaaka Trail.

You'll encounter everything from dense native plantings and riverside scenery to farmland on your journey.

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