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, and to stick to simple walks or exercise spots close to home. 

When you are out, you must stay two metres away from anyone who is not in your household.

Parks and cemeteries are open for pedestrian access only, and where possible we have closed off park car parks.  Please do not use any play equipment or exercise equipment.

The following are closed:

  • Public toilets
  • Playgrounds, play equipment or exercise equipment in parks
  • The Botanic Gardens
  • Car parks within parks are closed for vehicle access
  • Visitor and information centres, i.e. Bottle Lake Forest and Travis Wetland
  • The Spencer Park animal area
  • Fenced dog parks, including Horseshoe Lake, The Groynes and Styx Mill Reserve. All other parks are available to exercise dogs in
  • All Council-owned sports facilities e.g clubrooms

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


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.