South Hagley Park Walk

A stroll around South Hagley Park is always a pleasure, especially on a sunny Christchurch day.

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, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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South Hagley Park

Start: Hagley Oval car park, Riccarton Avenue, Central city.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 3.6km.

Time: One hour return.

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

Toilets: Located at the corner of Moorhouse and Hagley Avenue.

Access: Suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.


Starting from the Hagley Oval car park on Riccarton Avenue, follow the path northwest towards the Riccarton Road traffic lights and its group of mature oaks and elms. Turn south along Deans Avenue, a good choice if looking for autumn colour, and on to Moorhouse Avenue where spring daffodils flower en masse under deciduous European trees. Continue around to Hospital Corner and back to the car park.

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