About our trails

The Rail Trail Trust

The Christchurch to Little River Railtrail Trust is an incorporated charitable trust. The Trust works closely with its partners in developing the Rail Trail and its key objectives are to raise funds to complete and maintain 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. All are welcome to attend. Please
contact us for more information.

The Rail Trail 

In 2003 the Christchurch to 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.