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

        • 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
  • Track Highlights


  • Track Quality

    You could not get anything better. Two minutes walk from Katikati shopping center.and on the main Road heading North to Auckland or South to Tauranga

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  • Transport


  • Water

    Why drink water when you are only minutes away from a cold beer and Pizza.

  • Driving Instructions


  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    One minutes walk into the main shopping center of Katikati.

  • Area & Track History

    The Katikati Haiku Path was a dream of a poet living in Katikati, Catherine Mair.
    She sought the permission of famous poets world wide to hand chisel there work into river stones.
    The poets are from NZ,Australia, Britain, Canada and the USA.
    The walk is along the Uretara river, the early settlers used the Uretara stream to land and ship in supplies for the new town of Katikati.
    While you are in Katikati take a walk around the town and view the many murals painted on the shops walls.

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  • Map location of Katikati, Haiku Pathway

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

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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