North Hagley Park Walk

This picturesque loop around North Hagley Park is full of seasonal delights.

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

North Hagley Park

Start: Armagh Street car park, Armagh Street, Central city.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 4km.

Time: 1.5 hours return.

Dogs: On leash when walking on paths. Elsewhere, keep dogs under effective control. 

Toilets: Located at the Armagh Street car park and on Deans Avenue.

Access: Suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.


Starting from the Armagh Street Car Park, follow the path north of Victoria Lake to the Armagh St Bridge. Head north along Park Terrace. Skirt around the park bordering Harper Avenue when in spring the path becomes a boulevard of Yoshino cherry blossom and blooming bluebells in Little Hagley Park. Continue along Deans Avenue before heading east, taking the walkway beneath the Oriental plane trees back to Victoria Lake.

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