Canterbury Wetland Walk

A short walk through the wetlands and native plantings of the Halswell Quarry Conservation Area.

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

Man walking with toddlerStart: Halswell Quarry Visitor Centre.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 400 metres

Time: 15 minute circuit.

Toilets: Located in the main car park area.

Dogs: No dogs allowed.

Description:

Start from the Visitor Centre, cross the road and take the path over the wooden bridge. From here you can enjoy walking the various paths that meander through the plantings and around the wetland.

The Halswell Quarry Conservation Area was established in 1999 creating wetland areas and extensive native planting that is now home to a variety of birdlife.

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