Isaac Conservation Park

A wide-ranging commitment from a dedicated group of people has ensured this location will continue to evolve and thrive according to its former custodian’s wishes.

The Isaac Conservation Park encompasses both Peacock Springs and the Heritage Village; with additional land being opened up adjacent to Otukaikino Stream, to serve as a link to existing Christchurch City Council walkways through to the Waimakariri River.

Much of the land has limited agricultural potential and contains a number of streams and a high water table, both of which have provided the chance to develop a world-renowned rehabilitation programme for the land. Developed over the next 50-100 years, this work will be extended further. Native vegetation will cover some of the property, and these extended habitats will attract a greater scale and diversity of local wildlife. It is envisioned that the remainder of the land will continue to be farmed in the future, as it is today.

The conservation of this land is in accordance with the Isaac’s dream for a continued emphasis on the improvement and protection of the natural environment. The Isaac’s tireless work over the decades has provided the Trust with a template to further such conservation efforts.