Walks in the Hurunui District, North Canterbury

Guides and reviews of short walks and longer hikes in the Hurunui District, North Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Maori Rock Art in Waikari

Māori Rock Art Walk at Waikari

Keen to see Māori rock art within reasonable driving distance of Christchurch? Check out this 90 minute walk in Waikari, North Canterbury.

Trig Point at Mt Grey Summit

Mount Grey via Lake Janet

A 2.5-hour ‘out and back’ in North Canterbury that sees you at a fire watch lookout point in 50 minutes and Mt Grey summit in 90 minutes. At the summit you’ll be treated to 360° views; mountain ranges to one side and the ocean to another. 

The author at the Te Ara Matairangi Monument

Tiromoana Bush Walkway

The Tiromoana Bush Walkway is a hilly coastal walk in Waipara, North Canterbury. It features a number of points-of-interest along the way.

Fairyland Painted Rocks

Visiting Fairyland in Canterbury

If you have young children, whether you’re a painted rock enthusiast or not, you’re going to love Fairyland at Leithfield Beach. And if you don’t have young children… go anyway. It’s a nice walk with something that will appeal to anyone.