Quarry View

A short walk providing a 360 degree view of the quarry.

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, but to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

If using one of our parks, always stay two metres away from anyone not in your household. If you take your dog, please keep it on a leash at all times to help avoid contact with other dogs. Take your dog poo home and dispose of it in your red bin.

Where there are gates and latches in parks, please avoid using your hands to open and close them. If gates are off their hinges or left open, please leave them as you find them.

Cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only. 

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets.
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks.
  • The Botanic Gardens.
  • Car parks within parks.
  • Visitor and information centres.
  • The Spencer Park animal area and fenced dog parks.
  • All Council-owned sports facilities

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Quarry View Walk; photo S Mankelow. Start: Main car park, Halswell Quarry, Kennedys Bush Road.

Finish: Viewpoint.

Time: 5 minutes one way.

Toilets: Located in the main car park area.

Dogs: Must be kept on a leash.


From the main car park, follow the road uphill past the buildings. Take the track to your left up the small hill to the viewpoint at the top. From here you can look down on the inner quarry and if you follow a track around the other side of the hill you get a good view of the park including all the Sister City Gardens.

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