Tutaepatu Trail

TÅ«haitara Coastal Park

  • 1 hr one way
  • Easy

Short walk north of Christchurch.

Tutaepatu Lagoon • By Matthew. Licence: cc by-nc-nd.
Key information
Walking time
1 hr
Distance
5.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Woodend Beach Road, Woodend Beach
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Ends
Kiwi Avenue, Waikuku Beach
Maps
NZTopo50-BW24
More information

This trail leads along the western edge of TÅ«haitara Coastal Park. The park is being restored and revegetated, but is currently dominated by plantation pine. The trail is open to cyclists and walkers, and is very smooth and flat, if rather dull. The trail could be combined with the Pegasus Walkway to form a loop. 

From Woodend Beach, the trail begins just to the left of the holiday park, and sidles past a pine block, coming to the Tutaepatu Lagoon after 15 minutes.  Near here, a link track leads through to the Pegasus Walkway. Soon the track follows a short roadside section.

Eventually, the track passes a new water treatment plant and horse float park before emerging at Waikuku Beach. Turn right and follow the trail at the end of the cul-de-sac to connect up with the Pegasus Walkway.

Map
ID 8522

About this track

Added 1 April 2013 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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