Halswell Quarry
Halswell, Canterbury

Halswell, Canterbury
Departs from:
185 Kennedy Bush Road, Halswell, Christchurch
ph:+64 21 399 040
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Right on our doorstep is the Halswell Quarry. Stone was first taken from the Quarry in the 1860s and it was a working quarry for 130 years up until 1990, when Christchurch City Council made the decision to turn it into a recreation reserve. Since then more than 250, 000 trees and shrubs have been planted, and a wetland has been developed in the lower quarry.  The quarry is popular for mountain biking, walking and running.  

CVNZ assists with releasing plantings during the warmer months and then tasks related to planting in the winter. Plantings in the wetland area include cabbage trees (ti kouka), flax (harakeke) and carex. 

No experience is necessary as training is provided. We also provide gloves, tools as well as free transport to and from the project if needed. 

What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, waterproof jacket and a hat. Bring a water bottle and some food. 

What we provide: all tools and gloves provided as well as training and an experienced team leader. Free transport options available (seats are limited!) - get in touch to book a seat. 

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the   office on +64 0800 127890 or email HFairbairn@cvnz.org.nz