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Ahuriri Estuary Walk

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Address: Hume Street Napier, Napier, New Zealand
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Great walk, great views

Walking the Ahuriri Estuary is great exercise and a most interesting place with all the birdlife along the way. Easy paths and wooden walkways over the wet areas, dogs welcome but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking the Ahuriri Estuary is great exercise and a most interesting place with all the birdlife along the way. Easy paths and wooden walkways over the wet areas, dogs welcome but always on a lead please.

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Napier, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is great to walk around with your family or friends. Beautiful scenery and is close to lots of cafes and restaurants! Watch out for the odd cyclist who can't read and the irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs off their leash....

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1 Thank MandsBaz
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I was in Napier to do training for an event near the end of the year and I ran past this walk. Later on that day my wife and I decided to walk the estuary walk and we thoroughly enjoyed the views, the wildlife sounds, the beautiful vista's and the tranquil ambiance of the setting. This is now a must... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Walk this route a lot. I used to bike also but now only walking is permitted with dogs on leash at all time. A lovely walk along the estuary with plenty to look at.

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1 Thank Danger53
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Good walk around a very pretty estuary. Easy track and lots of different things to see. Some interesting maori history and a nearby kayak hire place for venturing out into the water.

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A loop walk along the estuary available to bikers, families with push hairs , level for the elderly Get to see Godwits , spoonbills, shags, ducks , kingfishers and gulls About ½ hour to ¾ hour to walk Interesting plaques along the way make it more informative

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I had never before seen a Spoonbill until I did this short and enjoyable estuary walk. I thought Spoonbills were an overseas only bird and they really do look like a cartoon-like bird. Easy flat walk so ideal for children and those unable to handle uphill walking anymore. Mangrove and grassy scenery close to the Napier airport.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The estuary loop takes approximately an hour all the way around. It's a lovely place and an easy walk full of variety. You will traverse boardwalks over the wetlands, gravel tracks, and the historic bridge on Embankment Road. Built in 1917, but now defunct, this road/rail bridge is used by the walkers and cyclists on this track. The bridge had... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a very picturesque walking track - it can also be used for those wanting to ride although it can be quite narrow in places. People can take a picnic lunch and sit under a tree, by the water. it is lovely and sheltered in parts and exposed in others. it is a safe walk and popular with families.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We spent 2 weeks in Napier in a house swap and did this walk twice, firstly anti clock and then clock wise with friends. Each time the weather was perfect and we took in the bird life and great views. Apparently over 70 species of bird, both resident and migratory, use the estuary for rest and feeding. We saw oyster... More 

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