Harts Creek Hide


Harts Creek Hide


Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, New Zealand


Short riverbank walk to Lake Ellesmere and a bird hide through a small wildlife reserve.






This is a 20 minute walk in a small wildlife reserve along a riverbank to the edge of Lake Ellesmere, where there is a small bird hide. It is quite popular with the locals.

From the carpark, go through the gate and follow the track along the riverbank. There are boardwalks across the muddy spots, and other than a style and gate or two, it is an easy walk for almost everyone. The final section of boardwalk out to the bird hide can become covered with a few cm of water in the lake is high.

The beginning section can also be completed across the fields (marked with yellow topped poles), with styles at the fences, but it is easier to follow the riverbank track.

Harts Creek start

Getting there

The carpark at the start of the walk, with information sign, is signposted a short distance from the intersection of Lower Lake Road and Timber Yard Road, a little way from The Lake Road and Harts Road intersection. From Christchurch, head out to Lincoln, take the western road to Springston and then on to Leeston Road. Turn right on to Goulds Road which becomes The Lake Road, and follow that south to the junction with Harts Road, and on to The Lake Road.




Single track

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2 Aug 2012 by ledzep

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A Cheeky Monkey production, nice one Stu!