Ōpāwaho River Track

Follow the edge of the estuary past an important wildlife area to finish by Tunnel Road.

This track will be closed for a tree felling operation from Monday 15 July.

The track is expected to be closed for approximately 6 weeks. Please follow all on site signage and closures.

See the Ferrymead Park page for further information about the Ferrymead Park Development Plan.

Ōpāwaho River Track

Start Ferrymead Park Drive near Ferrymead Golf
Finish Tunnel Road
Distance 1.5 km
Time 20 minutes one way
Toilets  Off Ferrymead Park Drive, near the playing fields
Dogs  On leash only
Description

This track follows the Ōpāwaho/Heathcote estuary edge through Ferrymead Park, passing an important wildlife area managed by Forest and Bird.

A flat and gentle walk, keep an eye out for the wetland birds that inhabit the area as you pass through.

Be sure to keep dogs on a lead while walking this track as playful dogs who chase birds can affect the bird's success in breeding and nutrition.

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link)(external link) by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure.