Suitable for all ages
Just 10 minutes from the city, this domain gives you views over to Stewart Island in one direction and back towards Invercargill and the harbour in the other direction. With lots of tracks to choose from, you should be able to choose a walk or cycle that suits your family. The shortest tracks like Petrie or Silver Lagoon are just over a kilometre in each direction, longer tracks are just over 3km but can join up with other tracks to make a longer excursion. A good short loop walk is the Kilmock Bush Walk (just over 2km) which can be started or finished with a play at the playground in Fosbender Park. Another playground to give reluctant kids an incentive is near the end of Sandy Point Road where it becomes a gravel track. For a more detailed description on each track with rough estimates of walking times, look here (scroll down to walk number 17).
This area allows you to explore the coast and have a beach walk, go through pine forest on foot or bike (more confident riders), through native bush, or along gravel tracks (best for buggies or all bike riders). There are toilets and picnic spots along the way – check the map on the website and go prepared with food! There’s also an unmanned visitors’ centre on Sandy Point Road for detailed maps of each track.
Dogs on leads are allowed in most parts of the domain but check the website as certain areas including playgrounds and Silver Lagoon are dog free.
Related tagsFree, Invercargill, Outside, Southland
Address: 7km west of Invercargill. Access to Sandy Point Domain is via Dunns Road, although most tracks start off Sandy Point Road, Invercargill.