Halswell Quarry

Halswell Quarry is a park on the fringe of the city with walks, historic sites and six sister-city gardens.

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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(external link) website has up-to-date bus information.

Halswell Quarry map [JPG, 300KB].

Gates and opening hours

Gates are open from 7.30am to 7pm and, during daylight savings months, from 7.30am to 9pm.


A horse riding arena is provided in the park but horses are prohibited in the adjacent conservation area.

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Halswell Quarry Dog Exercise Area

Dogs may be taken on most tracks through Halswell Quarry provided they are kept on a leash.

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Halswell Quarry history

History of the quarry and how it is being preserved.

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Bookable spaces at Halswell Quarry

History of the quarry and how it is being preserved.