Trail Info

Trail type: Walking, Cycling
Direction: Loop
Various tracks with both loop and one way options

Walking Duration: 1 hr - 3 hrs
Distance: 10.5 km

Fitness: Low
Cycling Grade: 1
Walking Difficulty: Easy
Gradient: Steady

Dog Friendly: Yes

Pegasus, New Zealand

Pegasus Walkway

The Pegasus walkway takes you the length of the Tuhaitara Park (10.5km) from Pines/Kairaki Beach through to Waikuku Beach. This track is a shared trail for walkers, mountainbikers and horses.


Tuhaitara Coastal Park & Tutaepatu Trail

Stretching from the Waimakariri River to the Ashley River the Tuhaitara Coastal Park covers an area of 575 ha along 10.5km of coastline that is under the management of the Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust. This Park is a special environment that offers ecological, educational, cultural and recreational opportunities for all who visit.

Environment Canterbury recently prepared a fantastic video on the park which features Greg Byrnes explaining why the park is so important and all the species the park is home too.

Duration: 90 to 120mins

Description: The new all-weather Tutaepatu Trail links Woodend and Waikuku Beaches and is ideal for walking and/or cycling in either direction. The trail passes Tutaepatu Lagoon and its viewing platform with views to Maukatere Mt Grey. 

Intensity: Suitable for people of all abilities and fitness 

Location: The trail is accessible from the new Pegasus Beach Road, which will take you to either the beach or into Pegasus for a coffee at the Flat White Cafe, or the Bunker Bar and Cafe at the Pegasus Sports Club.

Important information: Pushcair and Wheelchair friendly. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.


Pegasus Lake

Duration: 20 to 45 minutes return

Intensity: Suitable for people of all abilities and fitness

Location: Pegasus Lake is a great destination for walking and cycling, with a formed track all the way round.

Important information: Dogs, Pushcair and Wheelchair friendly


Source: Visit Waimakariri

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