Manawatu Estuary


Visit the largest estuary in the lower North Island. It's home to a diverse range of birds, and is popular for fishing and whitebaiting too!
  • Make sure you have binoculars – this is one of the best bird watching spots in the country!
  • Take your bike or scooter – stretch your legs along the Sunset Walk.
  • Pack a picnic – there are lot of great spots.

Get ready

Download the Manawatu Estuary adventure map (PDF, 912K) 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.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Manawatu 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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