Village & Reserve Walks

Discover the highlights of the Hurunui district by foot. Tracks are short in duration and cater for a wide range of walking abilities.

Amberly Domain Walkway & Picnic Area

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Duration of walk: 20 minutes
Start location: Begins left hand side along Golf Links Road, Amberley Beach.

Key Highlights:

  • Wheelchair and pushchair friendly
  • Close to the beach
  • Suitable for all ages

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The Rutherford Reserve Walkway - Culverden

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Duration of walk: 30 minutes - 1km
Start location: Carpark in Culverden township, just off SH7

Key Highlights:

  • Dr Little's Memorial
  • Views of surrounding hills

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Majuba Walk - Hanmer Springs

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Duration of walk: 20 minutes one way – moderate walk
Start location: part way up Conical Hill, Hanmer Springs

Key Highlights:

  • Connects to Conical Hill walk and Woodland Walk
  • Circuit close to the village
  • Walk through Douglas fir

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Dog Stream Reserve - Hanmer Springs 

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Duration of walk: 30 minutes one way – easy walk
Start location: Access points from Jollies Pass Road, Cheltenham Street, Bath Street and Fraser Close

Key Highlights:

  •        Track meanders through alder, sycamore and willow trees
  •        Suitable for pushchairs

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Hanmer Springs Village Walkways

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Duration of walk: varies
Start location: all four walks start from the "Banana House" on the Village Green

Key Highlights:

  • Queen Mary Circular Walk (Red markers)
  • Grand Triangle Walk (Yellow markers)
  • Chisholm - Dog Stream walk (Green markers)
  • Conical Hill - Larch Walk (Brown markers)

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Waikari Village Walkway

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Duration of walk: 30 – 45 minutes
Start location: on State Highway 7 opposite the Weka Pass Railway station

Key Highlights:

  • Follows the old rail line overlooking houses and rolling paddocks.
  • 2½ km long, wide track allows for walkers of all ages and abilities
  • Stunning views of the mountains are guaranteed

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Village Green Loops - Waikari

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Duration of walk: Varies
Start location: Opposite the village walkway on Princes Street

Key Highlights:

  • Lead through some of the old rail line and along local roads
  • Stunning views
  • Suited to all ages

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