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.

Quarry Rim Walk; photo S Mankelow.

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

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.

Get ready for this track using Plan My Walk(external link) (external link)by the NZ Mountain Safety Council. You can find track alerts, weather forecasts, trip reviews and a packing list, so you are set for your adventure. 


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.