Katikati, Haiku Pathway

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The Katikati Haiku Path was a dream of a poet living in Katikati, Catherine Mair.

She sought the permission of famous poets worldwide to hand chisel their work into river stones. After visiting the famous poets take a walk around Katikati interesting murals and finish off your day with some retail therapy.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: North Island NZ
  • Distance: 2 kms
  • Time needed: 1 Hour
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: Yes
  • Route: Round Trip
  • Elevation: Unknown
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: Leash only
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Katikati Haiku Walk Start

Park by the Information center right in the middle of town, left hand side
Then walk down the main street as if you were going North to Waihi.
You will see a few murals along the way.
Walk past the shops At the end of town.
Keep following the main Road for 200 Mt
Walk across the bridge to the start of the Pathway about 100Mt

Point 2: Uretara Bridge

On the other side of the bridge there is a good picknick area, you can buy lunch in town then walk back to the tables and have your lunch.
From the bridge just follow the path along the river then back up into town. You will come out behind the library and Information Center.

Point 3: Katikati Shops

Back in the main street of Katikati. there are more murals on the other side of the street.
Don’t forget to have your photo taken with one of katikati’s oldest Local, he just sits there all day and night.

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