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Pekapeka Wetlands

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Address: State Highway 2, Hastings, New Zealand

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Nice place just out of Hastings to go for a walk and see the wetlands as well as the birds and nature. Enjoyed my ealk

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Hastings, New Zealand
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Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place just out of Hastings to go for a walk and see the wetlands as well as the birds and nature. Enjoyed my ealk

Thank leoniehastings
Hastings, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

A short drive south of Hastings on SH2 to Waipawa and Waipukurau. Watch out or you will drive past as the wetkands are unassumng from the road. A lovely picnic spot for the family and a very family friendly walk. Being able to walk on the water is great fun.

Thank 63purplesage
new zeland
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283 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

it used to be a bit of an eye sore as you drove past on SH2 but a lot of good work has gone into this to reclaim it and make it what it once was. Plus with good car parking and boardwalks this makes it an overall nice stop off.

1 Thank majnz
Hastings, New Zealand
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great place to stop and stretch the legs when driving through. Good to see some conservation and is awesome to take the kids for a bit of nature study. well laid out, good off road parking, Nice place. Leave the dog at home.

Thank kevin e
Napier, New Zealand
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63 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

A nice place to stop for a short walk. No dogs though. There is lots of birds and the boardwalk through the middle of the water is cool. New bits of track, plantings etc seem to be developed more each time we visit. A neat place to go more than once and at different times of the season.

Thank Faudemer
Hastings, New Zealand
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I stopped here for a walk and a picnic on the picnic table. It was a great place to stretch our legs.

Thank Sarah_Star19
Hastings, New Zealand
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118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Always worth a visit no matter the weather as it is ever changing. Reeds, rushes, ducks, geese, water, easy boardwalk & seats to sit quietly & muse/ponder. Far from the maddening crowd.

Thank Reg C
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2016

A fantastic place to go on your own or as a group! I used it for a photography portfolio! If you like bird life it is a definite must!

Thank Chris H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

A great place to visit just beside the main highway. Well kept pathways. Attractive wetlands. Very informative billboards telling you about the history, what you can see at the site, what lives there etc. could take as little as 10 minutes or up to an hour to walk around the place. Thanks to all those people who have obviously spent... More 

Thank Anne H
Hastings, New Zealand
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

The restoration of these wetlands is amazing. The boardwalks meander through the swamps and rubble from old demolished buildings has been used for innovative landscaping. Some almost extinct bird species have been revived here I understand. Well worth a visit

Thank lujamesm

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