Explore Christchurch Parks and walking tracks with our interactive map.
Check the walking track status page for closures before heading out.
Due to safety concerns, a bridge on the coastal walkway between Sandy Beach and Governors Bay is being removed.
While we’re investigating replacement options, a low-tide bypass route has been created along the foreshore. Please note this is impassable for 1 to 2 hours on either side of high tide.
Find out more about the high tide route on the track status page.
Official tracks are displayed as clickable purple, orange and blue lines.
Purple tracks are designated for pedestrians only. Orange tracks are shared between walkers and cyclists. Cyclists please exercise caution on shared tracks and give way to walkers.
We cannot verify the status or safety of any other track displayed on the base map which comes from open-source data. Please be cautious when planning your route.
For more accessibility information for tracks around the country, please check Accessibel's map(external link) for detailed experiences that highlight challenges and amenities on walks.
We're supporters of Plan My Walk - a growing database of New Zealand's walking track network. Plan My Walk offers an interactive map, planning options, up-to-date track alerts and real-time weather reports. It is free to use and available on the web or your Android or Apple device.
Send us your suggestions or feedback about the walking track map. We are especially interested in your feedback on the representation of accessible walking tracks that focus on Travis Wetland, Victoria Park and Halswell Quarry.
While we do our best to ensure information is correct and regularly updated, errors in the data and its completeness may occur. The walks we are promoting are represented by interactive, clickable lines – we cannot verify the accuracy of any tracks displayed on the underlying base map which is open source, and can be changed by members of the public.
All users should be aware that changes in the environment can happen quickly such as slips, rockfalls, or access across private land and may not be represented immediately on the mapping provided. Take note of signs on the ground. Be aware of safety in the outdoors and be suitably prepared for your walk.
Please note that the following tracks on the Port Hills remain closed since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011 – Heathcote Quarry Track and Whitewash Head Track.