Wetland Edge Walk

COVID-19 update on parks and tracks

The Government is asking for everyone to stay at home. Their advice is that you can go for a walk or exercise outdoors for a short time, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

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Start: Charlesworth Street car park, Brookhaven.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 1.3km.

Time: 15-20 minutes return.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash at all times; not permitted in the wetland areas.


An asphalt path runs along the top of the main car park just off Charlesworth Street. Turn right to reach the start of the Wetland Edge Walk and an Information Panel.

From the end of the asphalt, a well-formed gravel path turns back towards Linwood Avenue. The track follows the edge of the Reserve's tidal pools and regenerating wetland vegetation. The pools are a hot spot for wetland wading birds such as oystercatcher/tōrea, pied stilt/poaka and white-faced heron/ matuku moana. Rare but regular visitors included bar-tailed godwit/kuaka and wrybill/ngutu parore. 

Turn left at the first junction to return to the car park or continue on a few minutes to make a slightly longer loop around Ti Rakau Reserve beside Linwood Avenue and then back to the car park.

From this track you can also connect to Ti Rakau Drive or Dyers Rd (an additional 10 minutes alongside Linwood Avenue) or to Waterman Place in Ferrymead (5 minutes from car park).

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