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Address: Hussey Road | Harewood, Christchurch 8005, New Zealand
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Walking with the dog

I live right beside this reserve I go at least once a day. You can access this from Styx Mill road car park or from Hussey Road. Most of the reserve is surrounded by a predator... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Jeremy L
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I live right beside this reserve I go at least once a day. You can access this from Styx Mill road car park or from Hussey Road. Most of the reserve is surrounded by a predator fence. So walking in the reserve itself well it's pretty easy, starting at Styx mill road there is one way in and without going... More 

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chch new zealand
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

nice walking tracks and easy to do in about 30-40 mins. l like to take the dog here and let her run free. she loves walking along side the creek that flows through here. feels safe place and quite often I go with my daughter too

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Thank buglesChchNewZealand
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

The ducks on the lake were super cool, I was scared that the geese were going to chase me but they didn't! It was a very nice wander! :)

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Thank Celine C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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659 reviews
233 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Another great walking area in Christchurch. Ideal for taking the dog. Good parking and lovely native flora. Accessible from the south and north east as well as the place pinned on this map. I prefer the Sty Mill Rd entrance.

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Thank David T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

Brilliant walking paths, open lawn areas and picnic benches. Abundant birdlife on the lake. Awesome photo opportunities

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Thank Antemo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

Our walk started off very well and we admired the beautiful lakes and wildlife. The signage is not complete in some areas and simply non-existent in others. We ended up walking far too far and and upon checking our position on a smartphone we had to return the way we had come. Some parts of the reserve are very nice... More 

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Thank 290SD
Christchurch, New Zealand
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421 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Its easy to get to and is very quite. The conservation reserve has areas that have been developed to protect the native flora and fauna and to ensure water quality. Its very clean and has good public toilets.

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Thank nglenjarman
Christchurch, New Zealand
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90 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

You can enjoy a picnic, take your dog to the dog park or just talk a walk through the reserve area. Recommended for families, individuals or small groups. A great nature ramble and it is free.

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Thank PamAbsolum
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

3 young kids, 6,4,3 and adult. We love going to Styx mill, it's an easy walk, plenty of wildlife and safe. The river is clean and paths are easy walking. Plenty of nature to enjoy and an excellent place to let the kids run for an hour or so. No playground, however this just encourages the kids to explore. Take... More 

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Loburn, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Great place away from hussle & bussle of world, Had tried to get to Groynes but this is probably my 1st choice from now on - quiet, shady, dog park, relaxing

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