Waimairi Walkway

The Waimairi Walkway is a 2km walk in the riverside and rural landscape around the Groynes and Belfast.

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Waimariri Walkway Groynes; photographer Aaron Campbell. Start: Groynes car park, off Johns Road (SH 1).

Finish: Darroch street reserve.

Distance: 2km.

Time: 30 minutes one way.

Toilets: 3 locations throughout the main Groynes car park and picnic areas.

Dogs: Prohibited. There is a designated dog exercise park within The Groynes. 

Description:

The Waimairi Walkway is a flat walk in a riverside and rural landscape. 

The walk begins at the entrance to the Groynes on Groynes drive and travels along the outside of the park beneath the new motorway before diverging off into the countryside.

Passing through Darroch Street Reserve, the walk meets the Otukaikino Track and a circuit back through to the Groynes can be made for a 5km walk. 

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