Ōtukaikino Track

Stretch your legs on this flat leisurely walk that connects Roto Kohatu Reserve to The Groynes and beyond.

Start Darroch Street, Belfast
Finish Roto Kohatu Reserve
Distance 8.9km
Time 2.5 hours one way
Toilets 3 locations throughout the main Groynes car park and picnic areas
Dogs Dogs are allowed on this track but must be leashed. Dogs are prohibited elsewhere in The Groynes except at the designated dog park
Cycling This is a shared-use track for walkers and cyclists. It is not an MTB track and cyclists must reduce speed and give way to walkers. There are many blind corners and narrow sections of track - please be courteous.

This track runs between Darroch Street Reserve and Roto Kohatu Reserve - passing through the Groynes and around Clearwater Resort. Linear walks can be created around these entry points to suit individual needs. 

Starting from Darroch Street, the track makes its way through the countryside before passing the Groynes' dog park. Be aware that because of the popularity of the park there may be dogs loose on the walking track.

Follow the track as it passes through the leafy picnic areas of the Groynes and past a number of peaceful lakes. The track then leaves the Groynes and crosses the road leading to Clearwater Reserve.

Continue past native bush and shrubs and farmland until you meet the river which can be followed to Roto Kohatu. This popular recreation area hosts a number of water sports including jet-skiing, water polo and swimming.

Once past the lakes, head up a small hill to finish off in Roto Kohatu Reserve. The car park is a short walk down to the right. 

Note: From Isaac Conservation Reserve to Dickeys Road forms a section of the O21K - a 21 km walk over tracks managed by ECan, The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust and Christchurch City Council.

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.