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Pekapeka Wetlands

#17 of 39 things to do in Hastings Features Animals
State Highway 2, Hastings, New Zealand
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Conservation in action

Situated right by the road with ample parking, this conservation of wetland consists of walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard F
Waitakere City, New Zealand
Great to see the changses

Nice place just out of Hastings to go for a walk and see the wetlands as well as the birds and... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Hastings, New Zealand
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State Highway 2, Hastings, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated right by the road with ample parking, this conservation of wetland consists of walking tracks and boardwalks through a series of linked ponds and wetland; habitat for a variety of species. Well laid out with information boards, has potential to expand and is an...More

Thank Richard F
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
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...More

Thank 63purplesage
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...More

1  Thank majnz
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
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...More

Thank Faudemer
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
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Anne H
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