Papanui Stream Walk

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

Papanui Stream WalkStart: Taunton Green.

Finish: Proctor Street.

Distance: 700 m.

Time: 20 minutes one way.

Access: Suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Dogs: Under effective control.


There are several access points to this charming neighbourhood walk: Halliwell Ave, off Proctor Street, Grants Road, Erica Street or Taunton Green. 

Follow the meandering Papanui Stream through the neighbourhood for a peaceful walk through urban green space. Children will enjoy Erica Playground on the way through.

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