Ahuriri Estuary Walking Track


Over 70 species of waterbirds feed and nest in this estuary! Many of these birds, like the godwit/kuaka, knot and golden plover fly all the way here from the northern hemisphere to enjoy a well deserved holiday in the sun.


  • Explore the mud flats, catch a fish and do some some serious bird watching.
  • Be prepared to get wet – Ahuriri Estuary is a great spot to swim and kayak.
  • Check out the pou at the start of the track – what do the carvings stand for?

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 1,934K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Ahuriri Estuary is 3 km north of the centre of Napier. Turn off SH 2 (Pandora Road) onto Humber Street.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Ahuriri Estuary code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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