Canterbury Wetland Walk

A short walk through the wetlands and native plantings of the Halswell Quarry Conservation Area.

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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Man walking with toddlerStart: Halswell Quarry Visitor Centre.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 400 metres

Time: 15 minute circuit.

Toilets: Located in the main car park area.

Dogs: No dogs allowed.

Description:

Start from the Visitor Centre, cross the road and take the path over the wooden bridge. From here you can enjoy walking the various paths that meander through the plantings and around the wetland.

The Halswell Quarry Conservation Area was established in 1999 creating wetland areas and extensive native planting that is now home to a variety of birdlife.

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