Christchurch 360 Trail

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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Christchurch 360 Trail logo

The Christchurch 360 Trail is divided into eight legs, each averaging about 17 kilometres long. A map board is at the start and finish of each leg.  The trail's logo and arrows are the route markers both in parks and on city streets.

One section of the trail (from McLeans Forest to Avonhead Park) is not yet open as there is no walking infrastructure at present.

The trail highlights many of the city's natural features from the beach, estuary, Port Hills, waterways and tree-lined streets. 

Detailed descriptions of the route and its features can be found on the Christchurch 360 trail website(external link) along with downloadable maps of each leg.