Southern Pegasus Bay Track

This walk explores the dune landscape of New Brighton and Spencer Park. The track follows the crest of the dune and has impressive views. There are no roads to cross and an excellent children's playground at Broad Park.

Pegasus Track.

Start Multiple entrances, Spencer Park Surf Club, Broad Park or Southshore Spit
Shared The track is shared use between Waimairi Surf Club and Spencer Park Surf Club. We recommend walking only between Southshore Spit and Waimairi Surf Club as the tracks aren't well suited for bikes
Distance 14.5 km
Time 3.5 hours one way
Toilets Located at Spencer Park Surf Club, Broad Park car park, New Brighton Library, end of Rockinghorse Road near Southshore Spit
Dogs Can be exercised off the leash on the track and on the beach but must be under effective control. On leash only in Southshore Spit

This extensive track spans from Southshore Spit to Spencer Park Surf Club, following a trail in the dune crest and winding through the forest by Spencer Park and Bottle Lake. 

For a shorter walk, start at Broad Park where there is plenty of parking as well as toilets and a playground. Head north along the well-made track that climbs into the dunes and offers fine views of the shoreline. Head through winding tree-lined trails as you near Spencer Park and finish at the Spencer Park Surf Club.

Alternatively, head south from Broad Park and explore the New Brighton waterfront with its cafes and pier. Continue along the dune trail occasionally walking on the beach until arriving at Southshore Spit, a wonderful estuary and wildlife reserve.