Waimairi Walkway

The Waimairi Walkway is a 2km walk in the riverside and rural landscape around the Groynes and Belfast.

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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Waimariri Walkway Groynes; photographer Aaron Campbell. Start: Groynes car park, off Johns Road (SH 1).

Finish: Darroch street reserve.

Distance: 2km.

Time: 30 minutes one way.

Toilets: 3 locations throughout the main Groynes car park and picnic areas.

Dogs: Prohibited. There is a designated dog exercise park within The Groynes. 


The Waimairi Walkway is a flat walk in a riverside and rural landscape. 

The walk begins at the entrance to the Groynes on Groynes drive and travels along the outside of the park beneath the new motorway before diverging off into the countryside.

Passing through Darroch Street Reserve, the walk meets the Otukaikino Track and a circuit back through to the Groynes can be made for a 5km walk. 

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