Walking & cycling

The Waimakariri District contains many stunning opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy the natural scenery on foot or by bike.

These include walking or biking along stopbanks and riverside trails, walking along the beaches, enjoying views of the snow-covered Alps in winter on foot or bicycle, or trekking through native forest in the foothills near Oxford. 

Walking in Waimakariri 















 Cycling in Waimakariri


Draft walking and cycling strategy 

This draft Walking and Cycling Strategy was developed using information we received from people who completed the Walking and Cycling survey earlier this year with assistance from a reference group made up of Councillors and representatives of walking and cycling groups and the Waimakariri Access Group. Feedback from the community was sought from 17 October to 7 November. Feedback will be available in early 2017.



Walking and cycling strategy 

The Council's Walking and Cycling Strategy and Implementation Plan provides a basis for identifying and prioritising demand for new or improved walking and cycling opportunities within the Waimakariri District.

Review of our  -  2010 Walking and Cycling Strategy. (pdf, 571.5 KB)