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14 of the best short walks in New Zealand that will blow you away
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Christchurch offers plenty of walking adventures through diverse landscapes to suit all capabilities and interests. Take a walk around the green jewel of the city - Hagley Park.
Within a short distance of the city centre, you can stroll through forest and discover native bush and wetlands. Head up to Victoria Park in the Port Hills for fantastic views and short bush walks. For breathtaking coastal views, take a stroll along New Brighton Beach or the Sumner promenade.
Ask locals about the walking track and how long you can reasonably expect it to take or visit the nearest DOC visitor centre for the latest information about facilities and conditions of DOC tracks. Leave a time that you will be back. New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable.
Check the forecast and expect weather changes. Even if you're just going for a couple of hours, make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication. Christchurch Christchurch is a vibrant, energetic city where urban regeneration, creativity and innovation thrive.
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Christchurch Street Art Trending. Canterbury Destinations Canterbury prides itself as one of the most accessible regions in New Zealand. This track follows the beautiful turquoise Clutha River.
A relatively easy and relaxing walk, allow about 1 hour one way. Tip - It is best in Autumn with the beautiful colours in the trees. Has the obvious benefits of great views and wine tasting at the end! Allow an hour for a leisurely walk one way.
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Located slightly out of town, a steady climb takes you to a beautiful lookout over a hidden lake. Head to peaceful Lake Hawea only 15 minutes out of Wanaka. Then meander along this easy track following the shore line all the way to Johns Creek which takes about 1.
This is not a loop track, you can choose your distance depending on time.
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