Travis Wetland Walk

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

Start: The main car park is on Beach Road. You can also access the path via an alternative entrance on Mairehau Road.

Finish: Same as the starting point.

Distance: 4 km.

Time: 1 hour return.

Toilets: Located near the information kiosk.

Description: From the main car park at Beach Road turn right past the attractive information kiosk. A good gravelled path winds along the edge of the wetland [JPG, 66 KB] [JPG 66KB] and reaches an alternative entrance off Mairehau Road.

The next section of the track is named Anne Flanagan Walkway after a local personality who campaigned to preserve the wetland. This track offers sweeping views of the wetland and reaches a carpark beside Mairehau Road.

From here the circuit track continues on an easy boardwalk and turns south to wind through groves of trees to reach the observation tower. The track continues into Clarevale Reserve with its large Children's playground then closely follows the pretty Angelas Stream to the footbridge with its predator gate.

A gravel path comes to a junction with the bird hide track which is two minute walk to a lookout over the ponds. The main perimeter shortly arrives back at the starting point.

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