Halswell Quarry

Halswell Quarry is a park on the fringe of the city with walks, historic sites and six sister city gardens.

halswell quarry

There is plenty to do, from walking to biking, plus three permanent orienteering courses. Large open spaces make for great picnic sites for big groups. Explore the sister city gardens which showcase plants from Canterbury and our Sister Cities around the world.

The entrance to the main car park is 1km along Kennedys Bush Road. Metro website has up-to-date bus information.

Halswell Quarry map [JPG 300KB].

Gates and opening hours

Gates open at 7.30am all year round. Vehicle gates close:

  • January - March and November - December 9pm
  • April - May and September - October 7pm
  • June - August 6pm


A horse riding arena is provided in the park but horses are prohibited in the adjacent conservation area.