Family Fun - Walks & Parks

Here is a list full of great walks and parks around Christchurch to be enjoyed by the whole family.


1. Halswell Quarry Park – lots of grassy areas contrasted with the striking amphitheatre of steep, jagged rock walls

2. Hagley Park – plenty of footpaths winding through to playground and paddling pools

3. Riccarton House and Bush

4. Diamond Harbour – Stoddarts Point Walkway

5. Bottle Lake Forest Park – a few tracks ideal for buggies. Try the Pegasus Bay track which skirts the forest, following the beach from Spencer Park to New Brighton’s North Shore

6. Biking on McLeans Island

7. The Rhino Walk (Children’s Bay Walkway) – Akaroa

8. Akaroa Head Scenic Reserve

9. Hoon Hay Scenic Reserve – hard to find, but quick and rewarding

10. Akaroa Heritage Park and Woohills Track

11. Spencer Park

12. The Groynes Picnic Reserve

13. Margaret Mahy Playground – inner city playground for all ages
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