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Taylor River Reserve

Facility Location
Nelson Street, Blenheim

Description

Located in Blenheim with access from Nelson Street (SH 6) and various other points in Blenheim including Henry Street, Monro Street and Beaver Road.

Approximately 4.6 km of concrete paths snake their way on both sides of the Taylor River providing walking/biking access from Riverside Park to Brayshaw Park. The river itself can be canoed or kayaked and it is a designated dog exercise area with doggy bag stations provided at most car parks.

One of the many programmes run as part of the Taylor River operation is the Taylor river Writers' Walk.

Go to the Taylor River Writers' Walk page

The Taylor River Trail, (south of Brayshaw Park/New Renwick Road) is a chip path, ideal for mountain bikers, walkers and runners and continues another 5 km south down to the Taylor Dam Reserve.

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Taylor River Reserve
Taylor River Reserve
Taylor River Reserve
Taylor River Reserve
Taylor River Reserve
Taylor River Reserve
Taylor River Reserve Public Toilet
Taylor River Reserve Public Toilet
Taylor River Reserve Public Toilet
Taylor River Reserve Dogs
Taylor River Reserve Dogs
Taylor River Reserve Dogs
Taylor River Reserve Pathway
Taylor River Reserve Pathway
Taylor River Reserve Pathway
Large - Taylor River Reserve South
Large - Taylor River Reserve South
Large - Taylor River Reserve South

Amenities

  • Wharf/Jetty

Dogs

  • Dog off leash (exercise) area

Recreation

  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking

General

  • Flood control area
  • No camping permitted

  • Reserve

    • Seating
    • Space to kick a ball
    • Space to play
    • Walkway
  • Public toilet

    • Hours: 24
  • Dog Restrictions

    See our Dog Exercise Smart Map

    Dogs are permitted off-leash:

    • Along the true right bank (Blenheim town centre side) of the Taylor River from the Taylor Dam to the Henry Street Bridge.

    • From the Sinclair Street rail bridge (Blenheim town centre side) to Stuart Street.

    • Along the true left bank (west side) of the Taylor River from Meadow Bank Road to the Alfred Street Bridge.

    • From the Sinclair Street rail bridge (west side) to the formed pathway that connected to Snowden Crescent.

    Dogs must be on-leash:

    • Along the true right bank of the river (Blenheim town centre side), from the Henry Street Bridge to the Sinclair Street rail bridge; and

    • Along the true left bank of the river from the Alfred Street Bridge (Leeds Quay) to the Sinclair Street rail bridge.

    Taylor River Reserve Dogs
  • Reserve

    • Seating
    • Space to kick a ball
    • Space to play
    • Walkway

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