Walking, running & cycling are popular pastimes in
are blessed with plenty of fresh air, a mild climate and relatively short
distances between home and work, schools and recreation in our urban areas. Environment
Southland maintains walk and cycleways along some of our stopbanks and other
flood protection infrastructure in Invercargill.
Walkway follows the Waihopai River, and extends from the Waihopai Dam at the
northern most point, to the Stead Street bridge at the southernmost point.
City Council maintains the track from Stead Street to the Roger Sutton Boardwalk, terminating
at Bluff Road. The next section, from the Boardwalk south towards Bluff, is
part of the Invercargill-Bluff walkway which is currently under development.
Stream Walkway begins at Clyde Street/Otepuni Stream Bridge and continues
eastwards through the Otepuni Gardens to Rockdale Road.
Kingswell Creek Walkway starts at the Bluff Road/Kew Road intersection and
continues through Kew Bush and follows the Kingswell Creek parallel to Ball Street
up to the Chesney Street intersection.
– Bluff Walk/Cycleway
this new section of the walkway links the existing Waihopai Walkway with 9.2kms
of track from the Estuary Boardwalk to the Invercargill City Council Oxidation
Ponds, and onward to Kekeno Place at Awarua. Further sections of the walkway
will be completed as funding becomes available, until it reaches Bluff. This
section of the walkway can pose a challenge for cyclists on a windy day.