Boardwalk to Childrens Bay

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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Children's BayStart: Akaroa Recreation Ground, just past the boat compound.

Finish: Ōtāhuahua/Children's Bay.

Distance: 500 m.

Time: 10 minutes one way.

Dogs: Prohibited.

Toilets: Akaroa Recreation Ground.


Start the walk just past the boat compound at the Akaroa Recreation Ground and follow the boardwalk along the coast.

The boardwalk ends on the narrow, gravel Children's Bay Road. Turn left onto Children's Bay Road and follow along the coast. While this road is quiet, please take care if you encounter vehicles.

Cross the white bridge and you will find a spot to look out over Children's Bay to the Akaroa township opposite.

For more walks in this area, check out the Rod Donald Trust Banks Peninsula website(external link).

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