Heathcote River Trail

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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Start: Corner of Cashmere and Ferniehurst Street, Cashmere

Finish: Before the Ferry Road roundabout

Dogs: On leash

Shared use: Yes


Follow the Heathcote River from the base of the Port Hills all the way out to the sea. The river meanders through numerous parks and reserves making it an attractive walk or ride through the eastern city. 

Create a walk out of your favourite or local section or set a challenge to complete the entire length. 

Many sections are shared use so watch out for cyclists who might be sharing the path with you.

A couple of areas require you to walk on grass verge next to quiet roads, do take care and watch out for traffic in these sections.

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