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Estuary Walk - Foxton Beach

Estuary Walk - Foxton Beach

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When:

  • Fri 28 Feb ’14, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Where:

Palmerston North City i-SITE Visitor Centre , The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Transport and host only: $25.00

Website:

www.mwf.org.nz

The Manawatu River estuary has one of the most diverse range of birds to be seen at any one place in New Zealand, a total of 93 species have been identified at the estuary. It is a significant area of salt marsh and mudflat and a prized feeding ground for many birds including the migratory Eastern bar-tailed Godwit, which flies all the way from Siberia to New Zealand to escape the harsh northern winter. The estuary is also a permanent home to 13 species of birds, six species of fish and four plants species, all of which are threatened. It regularly supports about one percent of the world population of wrybills. Walk starts at Boat Ramp ending at the ‘Simply Balmy Café”.

The Estuary Walk - Foxton Beach is part of the Manawatu Walking Festival which runs over the weekend 28 February – 2nd March 2014 and is focused on bringing together walkers from around New Zealand to experience the variety of great walks in the Manawatu.

This festival has walks for all ages and fitness levels, with plenty of options to choose from including the iconic Manawatu Gorge Track through native bush, a twilight beach walk where you can get sand between your toes and an urban art and sculpture walk to soak up the City culture. There is even a vineyard tour with tasting and a farm walk thrown in for good measure.

Hosting this festival is a wide range of experts ranging from tramping guides and historians through to storytellers, nature experts, experienced walkers and photographers – all of whom are wanting to share their knowledge to help enhance your walking experience in Manawatu.

For more information go to the website below, bookings must be made online, there are no ticket sales on the day.

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