Motueka Water Front Walk

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Raumanuke Scenic Reserve is internationally renowned site for migrant shorebirds. Thousand of seabird roost and breed on the sand spit

Quick Facts

        • Location: South Island NZ
        • Distance: 4 kms
        • Time needed: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
        • Difficulty: Very Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: Yes
        • Route: One Way
        • Elevation: Unknown
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes
        • Dogs: Leash only
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    Raumanuke Scenic Reserve is internationally renowned site for migrant shorebirds. Thousand of seabird roost and breed on the sand spit.
    At the end of the walk, on corner of Staples and thorp Rd, pull in for some fresh fruit and vegetables.
    You have to try the salt water pool at the start of the walk.

  • Track Quality

    Excellent walking from concrete foot path to a little stretch of sand.

  • Hazards


  • Transport


  • Water

    Top up with water at the start in the Domain.
    The toilets are at the start and at the end of the Motueka Water Front walk

  • Driving Instructions


  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    You are only minutes from Motueka shopping center Motueka has a fantastic shopping center, no shortage of local grown fresh fruit and veges

  • Area & Track History


  • Best Things To Do near this walk

  • Map location of Motueka Water Front Walk

    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: Start Of The Motueka Water Front walk

The Motueka Domain is a great place to stop for the night as you can see.
Drinking water and toilets are there for a small fee.
Were can you find a real Salt water pool for free.
The water surges in to the pool at high tide plus the Motueka council change the water, I think it was every other day?

Point 2: The old wharf

The old ship wreck out in the bay is a great piece of history.
If you walk on to the old wharf, there is enough information to boggle the brain. With plenty of old photos to match.

Point 3: Raumanuke Scenic Reserve

1Hour 30 Minutes.
There is toilet at the Raumanuke Scenic Reserve car park, but no water.
From here you can ether walk out to the sand spit, or go home. If you decide to walk the Raumanuke Scenic Reserve sand spit, Please watch out for the sea birds.
The summer is the breeding time for the birds. Try and keep at least 30 Mt from the birds or walk down on the low tide mark

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