Misty Peaks Reserve

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

Misty Peaks

Enjoy a day out in the 500 hectares of Misty Peaks Reserve. 

Home to a number of native birds, lizards and rare plants, the reserve is a beautiful spot to picnic, relax or walk.

The Misty Peaks Reserve Track heads along the crest of Akaroa's ancient volcanic rim. There are spectacular coastal and harbour views and attractive rural landscapes in all directions.

The reserve shares its facilities with both walkers and cyclists so be courteous and respectful to all users.