Spencer Park is 14km north-east of Christchurch. The main access is off Heyders Road.
Metro info (external link)has up-to-date bus information.
Opening hours and gate times
Spencer and Seafield Parks:
- Daylight savings 8am to 9pm
- Rest of the year 8am to 7pm
- Ring Christchurch City Council on 0800 800 169 or 941 8999 to release locked in vehicles, at owner's expense.
Seafield Animal Park:
- 9am to 4pm, year-round
Beach gates are closed at all times.
Dogs are permitted in Spencer Park under effective control but must be on a leash in certain areas to protect wildlife values.
Dogs are not permitted in Brooklands Lagoon or Spit, except on the Waimakariri Walkway where they must be on a short leash.
Please be aware that summer dog rules are in place at Spencer Park Beach. From 1 November to 31 March, between 9am and 7pm, dogs are prohibited 100 metres north and south of the Surf Life Saving Club pavilion. If passing through, dogs must be on a short leash. Outside of these times dogs are permitted under effective control.