Section Description Distance Open  
Section 1 - Christchurch (Hornby) to Prebbleton An ashphalt that starts south of Hornby (Shands Rd) and goes to Prebbleton in the Selwyn District. 4 km Yes >>more info
Section 2 - Prebbleton to Lincoln An asphalt pathway that goes alongside Birchs Rd to the township of Lincoln. 7 km Yes >>more info
Section 3 - Lincoln to Ahuriri Reserve Cycling or walking from Lincoln through to Ahuriri Reserve is mostly on existing roads. 10km Yes >>more info
Section 4 - Ahuriri Reserve to Motukarara Check latest news for 2014-15 Ahuriri closure information. 4km Yes >>more info
Section 5 - Motukarara to Birdlings Flat Open since May 2006. 13 km Yes >>more info
Section 6 - Birdlings Flat to Little River The Birdlings Flat to Little River section turns inland and follows the shore of Te Roto o Wairewa/Lake Forsyth to Little River. 7 km Yes >>more info
About the Rail Trail

In 2003 the Christchurch-Little River Rail Trail Trust was formed to transform the former railway route into a trail catering for walkers and cyclists wishing to view the region at close quarters, while avoiding the traffic on the busy road between Little River and Christchurch. 

Working in conjunction with Ngai Tahu and the Wairewa Runanga, the Department of Conservation (DOC), Environment Canterbury (ECan), Christchurch City Council, and Selwyn District Council, and with hours of work from numerous volunteers, the Rail Trail Trust’s vision is now reality.

Rail Trail Trust
The Christchurch-Little River Railtrail Trust is an incorporated charitable trust. The Trust works closely with its partners in developing the Rail Trail andits has key objective are to raise funds to complete the trail, engage in consultation with the wide range of interest groups and promote and support active transport.

The Rail Trail Trust meets every fourth Monday of the month in the Lincoln Event Centre- see the latest news item to find out when the next meeting is. All are welcome to attend.

Christchurch-Little River Railtrail Trust | PO Box 166 | Lincoln 7640 | New Zealand