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Southbridge, Lincoln and Leeston Walks

Discover a broad range of native bird and wildlife and historical landmarks on these easy walking tracks. Highlights include Coopers Lagoon, Lake Ellesmere and Birdlings Flat.

Coopers Lagoon

Walk through a wetland reserve and wild coastline. Expect to see abundant birdlife and classic wetland flora.

Starting point:
McEvedys Road, near Southbridge.

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Harts Creek

Walk through native bush and view wooded swamp, Lake Ellesmere and native flaxes in flower during summer. The walkway ends at the Bird Hide.

Time to complete:
40 minutes return.

Starting point:
Reserve car park, which is accessible from the lakeside domain off Lower Lake Road.

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Lincoln Historical Walk

See historical landmarks around the township of Lincoln.

Time to complete:
45 minutes (short walk) 1 hour and 30 minutes (extended walk).

Starting point:
Liffey Cottage, James Street, Lincoln.

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Little River Rail Trail

See the changing landscape with one thousand years of human history. Pass by rural areas and townships with scenery including lakes, ancient volcanoes, rivers and natural vegetation.

Time to complete:
6 sections, totalling 48.5km (sections range from 3.5km - 13km each)

Starting point:

Section 1: Shands Road, Hornby
Section 2: Birches Road - Trices Road intersection, Prebbleton
Section 3: Edward Street, Lincoln
Section 4: Park Road, Ahuriri Reserve
Section 5: Motukarara
Section 6: Birdlings Flat

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