Duration of walk: 2-3 hours return to Leithfield Beach car park
How to get there: Start location: beside the Kowai River Bridge, Leithfield (35kms north of Christchurch) 
Intensity: DOC125b-Whchair-assist-bw Small
Description of walk:

Kowai River Walk 2015An attractive and locally made walk leading from Leithfield down the Kowai River to the coastal lagoon and beach spit.

Plenty of bird life. Then a short stroll along the beach to the Leithfield Beach car park. 

Track is bumpy which would make navigating with a pushchair or stroller difficult.

Facilities available: car parking area