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:
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The Pūharakekenui/Styx River spans 24.8km and travels through a series of reserves before reaching the Waimakariri River.
There are plenty of recreational activities available along the Pūharakekenui/Styx River such as walking tracks, playgrounds, feature art works and even kayaking between Janet Stewart Reserve and Brooklands Lagoon. Try a family picnic by the banks of the river under the ambient birdsong of korimako/bellbirds and riroriro/grey warblers.
Styx Mill Conservation Reserve is a large wetland reserve well worth visiting. There are walking tracks, picnic tables by a stunning lake and a dedicated dog park on site.
For more information about the Styx catchment, visit the Styx Purakunui Living Laboratory Trust(external link) website.