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

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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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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