Styx River Mouth Conservation Reserve
The Styx River Mouth Conservation Reserve is a short 2km loop. It is a perfect spot for an easy family stroll, picnic, photography or birding. This lesser known hidden gem is a peaceful location with stunning riverside scenery, the distant Southern Alps and significant saltmarsh and wetland habitats.
For a longer walk, connect up to the Te Rauakaaka Trail, and Templars Island Trail.
To access the park head to 20 Harbour Road - Brooklands, Christchurch
Details: Dogs are prohibited everywhere except on walking tracks to protect wildlife values (particularly threatened and sensitive species) and to protect conservation values. Dogs must be on a leash on the walking track along the top of the stopbank through the reserve.