Ashburton River Trail
Safe Biking in Ashburton
The Ashburton River Trail is a really quite off the beaten path track that runs from the Ashburton bridge out towards the coast. Parts of it are covered in by the trees and has some small undulating tracks which is great for mountain biking for the little ones and other parts are completely flat My youngest boy has been biking along the trail on a balance bike since he was 15 months old.
After biking a section, we always find one of the outlets to the river and sit on the edge and throw stones I don’t know what it is about boys and throwing stones, but they can just do it for hours.
Where to access the River Trail
I quite enjoy it here because its so quiet and underutilised. The entrance where Beach Rd meets Trevors Road is a good place to park, and also to view the motorcycle park. Our boys love to watch the motorbikes zoom past. Or our favourite place (map to the right) is a good clearing with access to the lake and the trail from the other end of the Motorbike Park (Milton Road South entrance)
Other Activities within an hours drive
- Mt Hutt Skifield (Kids 10 and under ski free here)
- Awa Awa Rata Reserve Walk
- Rakaia Gorge Walkway
- Ashburton Domain Playground and Gardens
- The Best things to do in Ashburton and Mid Canterbury with kids