Metcalf Reserve

Environmental Reserve 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

Council recognises the importance these bush remnants have for the community, providing both a recreational resource for walking or running and as an educational ‘classroom’.

With no formed public access into Metcalf Bush, there are currently very little recreational opportunities for the community.