This shared, easy walking and mountain bike track runs from Groyne 1, behind the racecourse, downstream to East belt and some shorter mountain bike tracks in the pine forest downstream from East Belt. Distance: 4 km
Mockets Ave, Flying Tern, Woodses Way, Beans Lane
These shorter mountain-bike-only tracks are accessed from the Rakahuri Trail downstream of the rail bridge car park. They offer single-track mountain biking.
This walkway runs from the Ashley Picnic Ground, east of the SH1 road bridge, to the car park at the rail bridge. Distance: 0.9 km
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The Ashley Estuary is part of the Regional Park. Over time the environment in the Estuary will be enhanced in association with a range of stake holders but our Rangers' emphasis at the moment is on weed control and restricting vehicle access to this fragile and special place.
The Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park occupies the same space as the Ashley Rakahuri riverbed and flood control structures. Please heed all flood warnings and track closures and stay out of floodwaters. Please don’t do anything to interfere with the stopbanks. This includes driving sport vehicles on them.
No vehicles of any type are permitted in the riverbed on the open shingle from 1 August to 28 February. This is to protect nesting birds.
No vehicles of any type are permitted in the estuary, or on Waikuku Beach.
Sport vehicles, including trailbikes and registered four-wheel-drives, are restricted to tracks on the river berm (among the willows). Unregistered buggy-type vehicles are not permitted anywhere in the Park.
This management strategy:
The strategy covers both sides of the Ashley River/Rakahuri from the Coastal Marine Reserve (approximately one kilometre upstream of the river mouth) to the confluence of the Okuku River. This draft strategy does not include the Ashley River/Rakahuri Estuary.
Read the Ashley River/Rakahuri Management Strategy (pdf 892 kB)
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