Walking & Biking

Kowai River Walk

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


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) 

Description of walk: 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. 

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