Ohoka Stream 

Monday 26th June

This morning we braved the cold and went for a walk along the stream in Ohoka. It was the coldest morning of the year so far, -4, possibly even colder where we headed! At least on frosty mornings the sun shines brightly and the sky is beautifully clear, making for a stunning morning to be out and about. 

The entrance to the Ohoka Stream Walk is via Keetley Place opposite Eyre House on the northern side of Mill Road. This walk follows the stream that borders some lovely gardens within Ohoka village. The walk back along the road to the Domain passes several places of historic interest.

Sourced from visitwaimakariri.co.nz

Unfortunately the walk along the stream is mostly in the shade so it was rather cold! We all had at least one child grizzling, not wanting to walk. 

I’d recommend wearing warm socks and gumboots as there is no track just a grassy bank to walk along. 

It is a very pretty walk and there are lots of interesting plants to look at along the way. 

You could turn around and walk back along the stream when you get to Bradleys Road or follow the road back to the township. We decided to walk along the road to warm up in the sun. 

There were lots of frozen puddles to jump on and play in along the road. 

Even though they were complaining of cold feet and freezing fingers it didn’t stop them! 

Despite the freezing conditions it was nice to get out of the house and spend time with our friends. 


Adventure Tip: Ohoka has an amazing farmers market on a Friday morning. If you live in Christchurch you could make a morning of it by going to the market first then heading across the road to the stream walk. It really is a gorgeous township to explore. 


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