Near Little River, on the Christchurch - Little River Railtrail
Image: Laura Honey | DOC


The whole 46 km-long walkway and cycleway runs from Hornby in Christchurch to Little River on Banks Peninsula. The Motukarara to Little River section described here covers 20 km.


Easy grades makes this walk or ride suitable for young children and family groups.

20 km one way

Walking and tramping

Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Easiest: Grade 1

Dog access

No dogs



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Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8013
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