The Detour Snake Run is a fun, exciting and playful detour from the linear pathway running through Rauora Park.

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

Child on a bike riding the Detour Snake Run

Start: 214 Manchester Street, Central City (just south of Margaret Mahy Playground).

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Description: Designed for all wheels and ages of riders.

The asphalted route is made up of several sections of exciting bumps, banked turns and curves suitable for bikes and wheeled contraptions of all sizes.

Created by Gap Filler and Fletcher Living as part of the Placemaking at One Central programme - creating exciting community spaces on land earmarked for future development.