Ōpāwaho River Track

Follow the edge of the estuary past an important wildlife area to finish by Tunnel Road.

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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Ōpāwaho River TrackStart: Ferrymead Park Drive near Ferrymead Golf.

Finish: Tunnel Road.

Distance: 1.5 km.

Time: 20 minutes one way.

Toilets: Off Ferrymead Park Drive, near the playing fields.

Dogs: On leash only.


This track follows the Ōpāwaho/Heathcote estuary edge through Ferrymead Park, passing an important wildlife area managed by Forest and Bird.

A flat and gentle walk, keep an eye out for the wetland birds that inhabit the area as you pass through.

Be sure to keep dogs on a lead while walking this track as playful dogs who chase birds can affect the bird's success in breeding and nutrition.

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