Ashburton – Hakatere River Trail

The Ashburton / Hakatere River Trail is an easy walk or cycle

About Ashburton – Hakatere River Trail

The Ashburton / Hakatere River Trail is an easy walk or cycle which follows the Ashburton River from Melrose Road to the sea at Hakatere.  The trail is an air of tranquillity and beauty once the township of Ashburton is left behind, the trail meanders through riverside willows and past quiet farmland with the river mouth being an area of dramatic beauty. Along its 19 kilometres the trail has several acess points allowing sectionsof the trail to be enjoyedindividually. 

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Price

Free

Hours

7:00am - 5:00pm

Location

HOW TO FIND US

From Ashburton the trail begins at the picnic area on the northern bank of the river, downstream from the state highway 1 bridge.