Quarry Rim Track

This walk takes you on a tour of a dramatic quarry face. It is believed to have been the oldest continually operated quarry in Australasia.

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 Rim Walk; photo S Mankelow.

The Quarry Rim Track is suitable for all ages. It starts from the main car park and heads up the hill above the old quarry buildings, showcasing panoramic views of the Southern Alps and the city.

Information panels depict the workings and historic features of the quarry and viewing platforms and seating provide ideal resting points along the route. The track descends to Findlay's picnic area and back to the main car park.

There are linkages to both Kennedys Bush Road and Kennedys Bush Track from here.

Start Main car park, Halswell Quarry, Kennedys Bush Road
Finish Same as the starting point
Distance 1km
Time 40 minute circuit
Toilets Located in the main car park area and Findlay's picnic area
Dogs Must be kept on a leash
Map Listing

Disclaimer

While we do our best to ensure information is correct and regularly updated, errors in the data and its completeness may occur. The walks that we are promoting are represented by interactive lines - we cannot verify the accuracy of any tracks displayed on the underlying base map.

All users should be aware that changes in the environment can happen quickly such as slips, rockfalls, or access across private land and may not be represented immediately on the mapping provided. Take note of signs on the ground. Be aware of safety in the outdoors and be suitably prepared for your walk.