Explore Christchurch Parks and walking tracks with our interactive map.
Damp spring conditions continue in the reserves along the Port Hills and across the Banks Peninsula. Some sections of track are still muddy.
Please wear suitable footwear for these conditions.
Always check the walking track status page before heading out.
Official tracks are displayed as 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.
Send us your suggestions or feedback about the walking track map.(external link) We are especially interested in your feedback on the representation of accessible walking tracks that focus on Travis Wetland, Victoria Park and Halswell Quarry.
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.
Download a copy of the Port Hills Walks [PDF, 2.3 MB] and Christchurch Coast and Plains Walks [PDF, 8.3 MB] brochures, or pick them up from your nearest library or the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre located in the Arts Centre.
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.