The Detour Snake Run is a fun, exciting and playful detour from the linear pathway running through Rauora Park.

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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Child on a bike riding the Detour Snake Run

Start: 214 Manchester Street, Central City (just south of Margaret Mahy Playground).

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Description: Designed for all wheels and ages of riders.

The asphalted route is made up of several sections of exciting bumps, banked turns and curves suitable for bikes and wheeled contraptions of all sizes.

Created by Gap Filler and Fletcher Living as part of the Placemaking at One Central programme - creating exciting community spaces on land earmarked for future development.