Halswell Quarry is a park on the fringe of the city with walks, historic sites and six sister city gardens.
Port Hills tracks within the Civil Defence Restricted Area are temporarily closed.
Civil Defence is recommending no recreational activities take place within the yellow line on this map until further notice.
Please stay well away from these tracks so that emergency services can do their job. We will reopen tracks as soon as Civil Defence reduces the Restricted Area.
There is plenty to do, from walking to biking, plus three permanent orienteering courses. Large open spaces make for great picnic sites for big groups. Explore the sister city gardens which showcase plants from Canterbury and our Sister Cities around the world.
The entrance to the main car park is 1km along Kennedys Bush Road. Metro website has up-to-date bus information.
Halswell Quarry map [JPG 300KB].
Gates open at 7.30am all year round. Vehicle gates close:
A horse riding arena is provided in the park but horses are prohibited in the adjacent conservation area.