This colourful map includes seven walks around Woodend ranging in length from 3km to 8km. The map is intended to be a guide that will encourage you to get out and explore Woodend's many interesting areas including parks and reserves, forest, a walk through to Pegasus town and beside farmland through to Tuahiwi. The walks can be extended, shortened, reversed or re-invented – enjoy and have fun.
Maps are available from the Grub Hub Cafe in Woodend or can be downloaded here.
Stretching from the Waimakariri River to the Ashley River the Tuhaitara Coastal Park covers an area of 575 ha along 10.5km of coastline that is under the management of the Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust. This Park is a special environment that offers ecological, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for all who visit.
The Park contains a variety of walking, cycling and horse trails that are accessible from Woodend. Download a copy of the Tuhaitara Coastal Park brochure or contact the Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Centre.
The new all-weather Tutaepatu Trail links Woodend and Waikuku Beaches and is ideal for walking and/or cycling in either direction. The trail passes Tutaepatu Lagoon and its viewing platform with views to Maukatere Mt Grey. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Watch this video produced by Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust
The trail is accessible from the new Pegasus Beach Road, which will take you to either the beach or into Pegasus for a coffee at the Flat White Cafe, or the Bunker Bar and Cafe at the Pegasus Sports Club.
The Pegasus walkway takes you the length of the Tuhaitara Park (10.5km) from Pines/Kairaki Beach through to Waikuku Beach. This track is a shared trail for walkers, mountainbikers and horses. The walkway between Pines Beach and Woodend Beach will be upgraded and work commences in 2012.