Walking & Tramping

Pounawea Bush & Nature Walking Track

Pounawea Motor Camp, 1 Park Lane, Pounawea

The start of this walk is at the rear of the Pounawea Motor Camp. Please park your car outside the gate. The nature walk is 15 minutes for the round trip. You can take a longer walk (40 minutes for a round trip) through this remnant stand of virgin podocarp forest, rich in birdlife, and return via the saltmarsh and estuary. It is rare to find this kind of intact sequence of vegetation from estuary shore to forest. Each year godwits return to the sand spit near the mouth of the estuary. There is also a short walk ( 20 minute round trip), starting from in front of the Pounawea Keswick Convention Centre. It follows the Owaka River, an area of the river known as ‘The Elbow’, and brings you out at the beginning of the town. Follow the road back to the Convention Centre.

Pounawea Bush & Nature Walking Track
Last modified
Tue 21 Aug 2018
  • Activities
  • Natural Attraction
  • Free Things to Do
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Less than half day
  • Family Friendly
  • Scenic Attraction
  • Self-Guided
  • Walking & Tramping