Ernle Clark Reserve walk

This walk is beside the Heathcote River in Cashmere and features swans and woodlands and an interpretation panel.

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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Ernle Clark swansStart: Earnlea Terrace (opposite South Library, Colombo St).

Finish: Barrington Street.

Time: 20 minutes return.

Dogs: On a lead.


Start at Earnlea Terrace (opposite South Library, Colombo Street). You can often see a pair of white swans here outside the private residence Swan Lake; affectionately known as Sam and Samantha.  Follow the formed gravel path beside the river through Ernle Clark, a beautiful woodland reserve.

For a longer walk you can continue along beside the river on sealed footpaths. Carefully cross the busy Cashmere Road to reach Cashmere Valley Reserve, which has a fabulous playground (another 30-minute return).

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