Travis Wetland Nature Heritage Park

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Intensity: Short walk

Duration of walk: 1 hour 25 minutes

How to get there: In northern Christchurch, take Queen Elizabeth II Drive (route 74, which becomes Travis Road) towards the sea, turn left on to Frosts Road and the main carpark is mid-way up the road on the left. There are also access points on the northern end from Mairehau Road and from Travis Country Drive on the southern side.

Description of walk: A loop track with hides and viewing platforms that allow visitors to observe wildlife. Information panels and an information kiosk highlight the key stories of Travis Wetland and help identify some of the wildlife.

Facilities available and important information:

  • Beach Road gates open from 8am to 8pm.
  • The loop track is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
  • To protect birdlife, Travis Wetland is a dog-free zone.
  • A field guide to the Travis Wetland Walk is available from City Council service centres for $10. This includes information on the ecology and restoration of Travis Wetland.

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  • By Paul J 10/07/2016

    An outstanding walk. Well worth the time. Good track, good facilities.

  • By cadman 25/09/2016

    This Heritage park is one of the kind and since I have been there, I can say that you should totally visit it once at least! I needed help writing a paper and for that I was going to a friend. That is when I learned about it and after I went there, I was truly mesmerized!