Kayaking in Ahuriri Estuary in NapierImage: DOC
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.
Ancient trees, raucous birds, Hawke’s Bays highest waterfall – Boundary Stream has got it all! Arrive earlier to hear the incredible dawn chorus or stay late to hear dusk chorus. Bring your togs if you want to swim in the pool under the waterfall (you’d be mad not to!).
Behind a predator-proof fence lies an idylic bush clad lake. Go through the ingeniously designed gate, which stops pesky pests sneaking in but still allows for kayaks.
Enter the strange land of giant moths, plants that sting, Nikau palms and ancient Kahikatea trees. The trees are full of singing birds, the streams are full of water creatures - imagine what it was like when much of New Zealand looked like this.
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