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

All parks and tracks are open under alert level 2.  To help keep everyone well, please continue to maintain a 2 metre distance from other people when you’re out and about and please wash your hands before and after using equipment in our parks and gardens.

The following are all open:

  • All parks and gardens
  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • Visitor and information centres
  • Dog parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Boat ramps and wharves
  • Cemeteries

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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.


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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