Walks in the Waimakariri District, North Canterbury

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

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Glentui River Bridge Flood Damage

Flood Damage at Glentui Loop Track

Check out photos and video of flood damage to one of Canterbury’s walking tracks following a heavy rain storm in June/May 2021.

A boy walks through forest at Ashley Gorge

Ashley Gorge Loop Track and Waterfall

If you’re looking for a less-than-half-day forest nature walk within a short drive from Christchurch that’s easily accessible, varied and interesting for young children, and offers the reward of a waterfall for those want to add a more challenging extension, then the Ashley Gorge Loop Track ticks a lot of boxes.