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Ahuriri Estuary Walk

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Address: Humber Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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 9 November 2016
Lesley2525
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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This walk is ok, probably more interesting for those with children or dogs or for those with an interest in wetland/mangrove-type habitats. If you walk it in summer on a sunny day be sure to wear sunscreen as there is no shade/shelter. Also, don't make the mistake I made and wear jandals. The track is gravelly and really requires sneakers... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This walk was quite underwhelming for us, maybe I expected too much after the reading the reviews.. We found the start of the walk to be quite off putting, and the actual walk and views to be pretty lacking. This felt like we were walking at the back of an industrial area and not a nice, looked after estuary. Again... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Although the paths were excellent, the walk was basically around the estuary viewing some birds along the way. Wasn't really impressed but if you need to get out of the car and stretch, this would be a good location for a quick walk to stretch your legs.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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2 Thank Lesley2525
Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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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 7 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 25 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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1 Thank Anita C
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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