Walking & Tramping

Invercargill Estuary Walkway

Stead Street Wharf, Invercargill

Take a stroll around the Pleasure Bay lagoon and discover an area rich in ecology and history. Adjoining the Waihopai River walkway/cycleway, riders can also enjoy the 4.7km Pleasure Bay lagoon loop track. A shorter walk to an elevated viewpoint will provide views over the estuary and lagoon. Access and car parking is off Stead Street Wharf and Bond Street.

Caution: Parts of the walkway may be under water in periods of extreme weather.


This trail is considered a Grade 2 - Easy trail based on the Kennett Brothers grading system which is widely used by New Zealand riders. For more information on the grading go here.


Note: Dog access is allowed if the dog is on a leash. Go here for more dog friendly walks and areas in Southland.

Invercargill Estuary Walkway
Last modified
Thu 13 Jan 2022
  • Activities
  • Natural Attraction
  • Free Things to Do
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Biking
  • Cycling
  • Cycling - Urban Recreational
  • Less than half day
  • Family Friendly
  • Wildlife Spotting
  • Scenic Photo Point
  • Scenic Attraction
  • Picnic
  • Self-Guided
  • Walking & Tramping
  • Dogs on leash