Christchurch to Little River Railtrail Trip

by 2ways October. 03, 2007 12355 views

More than half of 45 km-long Christchurch to Little River Railtrail from Hornby (Christchurch) to Little River on the Banks Peninsula is now open for cyclists, trekers and runners.

The first section 20km stretch of the trail between Motukarara and Catons Bay, near Little River opened on 28 May 2006. This section of the Railtrail runs on the old preserved railway embankment.

The walkway / cycleway passes through a spectacular landscape with a thousand years of human history. The rail trail passes through rural areas and settlements on the Canterbury Plains, hugging the shoreline of a vast lagoon, Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, and its smaller twin, Wairewa/Lake Forsyth. The lakes and associated rivers and wetlands are rich in wildlife and natural vegetation.

It took 5 hours on foot for Ellen Yule and Amelia Homs Ferrer to witness the first section 20km of the railtrail, with these shots for the Canterbury active participants and stunning landscape.

Hike it…walk it…bike it…run it…like it!


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Photos: Ellen Yule
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20km-long Christchurch to Little River Railtrail from Hornby (Christchurch) to Little River on the Banks Peninsula was open for cyclists, trekers and runners on 28 May 2006.

Come with 2WAYS - learn English faster and enjoy your holiday more in New Zealand!

Photo: Ellen Yule
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www.photoblog.com/2ways

The lakes and associated rivers and wetlands are rich in wildlife and natural vegetation.

a bike bossed by both dad andson

picturesque chinese-painting-like lake Ellesmere

a hard working father pushes one of his son's bike along the 20km trail trip

a family cyclist team - two little ones in the trailer

hands-free-style bike

a lucky girl - half biking and half relaxing

a rocket bike

one-and-half cyclists

an elderly couple cyclists

Go Green! Go cycling - no petrol consumption, no air pollution and no traffic congestion.

a boy leads up the cyclist group

BBQ sausage and a bottle of beer as a light lunch on halfway

the boy used to leading others is now following his mum (actually by being pulled)

Cafe on Wheel attended for catering and St John ambulance for emergency

Without spending a cent, this couple enjoy their home-made sandwich in lunch break.

cycling is one of top 3 popular activities for Canterbury men and women

a pure mirror-like lake

Rail Trail closed here near Little River town centre

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