Boardwalk to Childrens Bay

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Children's BayStart: Akaroa Recreation Ground, just past the boat compound.

Finish: Ōtāhuahua/Children's Bay.

Distance: 500 m.

Time: 10 minutes one way.

Dogs: Prohibited.

Toilets: Akaroa Recreation Ground.


Start the walk just past the boat compound at the Akaroa Recreation Ground and follow the boardwalk along the coast.

The boardwalk ends on the narrow, gravel Children's Bay Road. Turn left onto Children's Bay Road and follow along the coast. While this road is quiet, please take care if you encounter vehicles.

Cross the white bridge and you will find a spot to look out over Children's Bay to the Akaroa township opposite.

For more walks in this area, check out the Rod Donald Trust Banks Peninsula website(external link).

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