Otipua Wetland
Otipua Wetland
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Gretel
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Be aware that access is now temporarily, from either the south side of theroad bridge on King street (head east toward the sea.)

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you can walk to the track from the public carpark on Collins St. Go across the large field sea-ward, and follow the gravel walking track.Then, after about 10 mins, cross the timber foot bridge. From here you can go onto beach for a look or carry on across the boardwalk and around the wetland, There are nice places to sit and even a picnic table on the highest part of the track with a great view on the south side of the creek. Its an easy walk with only slight uphill parts.
Written 26 March 2020
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Nigel S
Lightwater, UK5,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We walked from our Costal Ridge apartment, through the Botanical gardens, through a fantastic cemetary and onto Hector's Coastal track which winds it way through the wetlands. A large range of birdlife were present, but sadly the track was closed off due to the presnce of gas from the landfill.
Written 25 March 2020
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Mary-Jane K
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The wetlands have been painstakingly restored by local volunteers such as Rotary, and the result is a wonderful habitat for birds. Bring your binoculars and identification guide as you will see and hear a range of birds on and off the water. As the native plantings take hold, more and more native birds are finding a home among the walking and cycling tracks. You'll see plenty of locals enjoying the atmosphere!
Written 23 August 2018
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Smiley N
Waimate, New Zealand16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Lovely views of native plants and waterbodies, lots of interesting varied kinds of birds. Lots of friendly walkers, joggers and a few cyclists.
Wear gumboots if exploring side paths, the main paths are very well gravelled, some of the smaller pathways off to the side get a bit boggy and muddy, probably flood damage after very recent rains.
It’s exciting seeing the new plantings, we could only see the marker flags but in months and years to come we will enjoy watching how new growth changes the area.
There are some good information sign panels dotted around, a few need replacement.
Sometimes the wind blows the smell from the local dump which is not lovely, but the views and sights around the wetland more than compensate.
Written 18 July 2018
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Dave S
New Zealand22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Business
It is great what volunteers have done here in recreating the native bush, birds and restoring this wetland habitat for all.
Written 13 July 2018
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Tamzin E
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
We often take afternoon walks to the ocean through the wetlands. There is so many places to explore and beautiful sunsets can be seen from here. It's so calming and feels like you are getting out of town, even though it's very close to town.
Written 19 September 2017
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Jade 😊
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
If you want to feel like you have got away from town/city life, you can bike or walk through the wetlands.
Written 9 August 2017
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Bati D
Tel Aviv District, Israel197 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
We walk at Otipua Wetland on a sunny day. It is easy walk , and you can look at the water , birds, sea. We olso walk on the beach. It took us 55min.
Written 28 January 2017
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Joanne T
Timaru, New Zealand18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Friends
A great place to walk and see birds with great coastline nearby
Can continue walking to hacks point with great coastal views
Written 17 January 2017
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alex311327
Timaru, New Zealand171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Handy walking and cycling trial and track by the ocean and Saltwater Creek. Can be done by anyone including family with young children and dogs. Cycling track is very popular. Track can be extended up to Jack point lighthouse and even further. Parking is not far away. Good in any weather. Recommended for bird watchers, dog walking or physical activity by any nature lovers. A lot of native birds to watch.
Written 21 December 2016
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