A fun and interesting way to explore Kaiapoi, ‘North Canterbury’s river town’, is by cycle or on foot. You can choose the route and length of your ride or walk, along the riverbank and across the Kaiapoi river bridges.
15 minutes – 1 hour
Kaiapoi Island is the most popular access point to the lower reaches of the Waimakariri River Regional Park. The main entrance to the Kaiapoi Island is at Wrights road, off the old Main North Road Bridge. There is also access onto the stop bank by foot or cycle from Raven Quay, Kaiapoi. Cycle and walking tracks link to upstream destinations and to areas outside the park. Public toilets and the main information kiosk are located adjacent to the main entrance. A map of Kaiapoi Island can be downloaded here.
Kaiapoi Lakes is a perfect place for picnics, bird watching and walking. The immediate and surrounding areas are of high significance to Maori and European history.
This colourful map includes six walks in and around Kaiapoi from 3kms to 6.5kms. The map is intended to be a guide that will encourage you to get out and explore Kaiapoi’s many interesting walkways, streets, parks and reserves. The walks can extended, shortened, reversed or re-invented – enjoy and have fun. Maps are available from the Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Centre, Charles Street or can be downloaded here.
Call in to Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Centre, Raven Quay, for maps and more information about these walking tracks.