Metcalf Bush Reserve

Environmental Reserves Management Plan

Location and Access

Metcalf Bush Reserve is located approximately nine kilometres from the centre of Invercargill.

Metcalf Bush is surrounded by private property, with legal access from McKellar Road and Mason Road.  There is no formed public access into Metcalf Bush.

Present Management

Metcalf Bush has a Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Covenant registered on the title for the purposes of protecting the natural and open space values and the flora and fauna.  Consultation and agreement between Council and the QEII Trust representative is required when considering management issues.

Amenity Value

Metcalf Bush holds real value to the residents of Invercargill as one of the few remaining natural bush areas in close proximity to the City’s urban environment.

As an extension to Seaward Bush, this Reserve provides a valuable area of native bush remnant allowing a protected habitat for native plants, birds and invertebrates.