Charlesworth Reserve is a wetland edge walk featuring restoration planting, wetland birds, and tidal pools. The walk only takes 15-20 minutes return – you can start and finish in the Charlesworth Street car park in Brookhaven. There are a couple of additional paths you can explore to extend your walk.
Most paths are gravel so are OK for small bikes, not so great for scooters. Perfectly fine for buggies. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and are not allowed in the wetland areas.
Keep an eye out for wetland wading birds like the oyster catcher (torea), pied stilt (poaka), and white-faced heron (matuku moana).
We did this walk in May 2016 (autumn).
Our walk in pictures
Charlesworth Reserve car park
- Charlesworth Reserve – Christchurch City Council