Walking track map

Explore Christchurch Parks and walking tracks with our interactive map.

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

Walking tracks are displayed as purple lines. Shared tracks for walking and cycling are displayed as orange dotted lines. 

This map is not extensive and we are working to extend the map to cover other great places to walk around Christchurch over time. If you have any feedback email us at parksinfo@ccc.govt.nz.

Pick up the Port Hills Walks brochure from your nearest service centre or the iSite located in the Arts Centre, or download a copy [PDF, 6.1 MB].

Map Listing


While we do our best to ensure information is correct and regularly updated, errors in the data and its completeness may occur. The walks that we are promoting are represented by interactive, clickable lines - we cannot verify the accuracy of any tracks displayed on the underlying base map.

All users should be aware that changes in the environment can happen quickly such as slips, rockfalls, or access across private land and may not be represented immediately on the mapping provided. Take note of signs on the ground. Be aware of safety in the outdoors and be suitably prepared for your walk.

Please note that the following tracks on the Port Hills remain closed since the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011 – Heathcote Quarry Track and Whitewash Head Track. The Flowers Track is open and Taylors Mistake Track from 121 Taylors Mistake Road to Taylors Mistake Beach.

Also note that with completion of the new Western Bypass, the map of the Groynes is outdated and still shows the road being constructed. This may result in some slight changes in the walking tracks.