Ahuriri Estuary Walk, Napier

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Take your binoculars to Ahuriri Estuary Walk for enviable views of wading birds and aquatic plant life. The well-maintained boardwalk stretches out into the water, giving access to those in wheelchairs or strollers. The ecosystem of the lake features interdependent communities of birds, fish, insects, and plant life. With over 70 species of migratory and resident birds, the walk remains a favorite among birdwatchers and budding nature enthusiasts alike. Make Ahuriri Estuary Walk a part of your Napier vacation plans using our Napier holiday planner.
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pier boasts a range of accommodations, most located on the tip of land that ends at the Port of pier. From boutique Art Deco hotels and rental apartments to backpacker hostels, the central district offers options for many tastes and price ranges. With the city's buildings so attractive, a sea view may not be as much of a deal-breaker as it is elsewhere. Farther out of town, you can choose from an array of more economical motels, or at a campsite.
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  • The walk is an easy stroll on formed paths around the Ahuriri Estuary. It's a lovely stroll, with plenty of country views and wildlife, the only downside being the one part of the walk past the back e...  more »
  • 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 suns...  more »
  • 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 l...  more »