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Hurunui Walkway

Hurunui Walkway links with the longer Manuka Bay Track to provide access between Manuka Bay and the mouth of the Hurunui River, south of Cheviot in North Canterbury.

The Hurunui Walkway is located at the southern end of the Manuka Bay Track. Previous access between the southern end of the Manuka Bay Scenic Reserve and Hurunui Mouth Road was lost through erosion so the Hurunui Walkway was created to restore access.

This walkway and some other sections of the Manuka Bay Track cross private land and visitors are asked to stick the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.


The southern end of Hurunui Walkway can be accessed from Hurunui Mouth Road, near the mouth of the Hurunui River. The walkway’s northern entrance is accessed from the Manuka Bay Track, which starts at Manuka Bay Road at Port Robinson.

>> Find the walkway on the Walking Access Mapping System

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 10 minutes one way
Length: 550m one way
Created: 18 June 2013
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation