Seaward Bush

Seaward Bush Reserve is a relatively large remnant of regenerating native kamahi forest. It is recognised as an area of significant indigenous vegetation in the Invercargill City District.

While retaining the indigenous vegetation is the main management priority, Seaward Bush is ideal for picnicking, walking and running – and as an educational “classroom”.


9km from the centre of Invercargill


Visitors can access Seaward Bush off Mason Road. Mason Road frontage provides roadside parking for vehicles.


A fully accessible toilet is located at the entrance to the reserve.

Car parking

Picnic table

Walking Track

Distance: 2805m
Duration: 40 minutes return

From the sheltered picnic area two walking tracks form a figure eight through the bush. The forest remnant is home to a range of native trees and shrubs with graceful tree ferns scattered through thickets of kamahi. Although logged before 1920 it is a good example of the bush cover that would have cloaked much of the area prior to human occupation.


Dog on lead area. View the ICC Dog control policy