Pounawea Bush Walking Track

Pounawea Bush Walking Track



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344 Walking

12 Owaka



Time: 45 minute round trip


Feature Value Info


South IslandSouthlandOwaka


  • Walking
  • Free


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Angela Dixon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

I love this walk. It is about 2.5km covering bush and estuary starting at Pounawea motorcamp site (which I also love.) Do it at low tide if you want to walk on the estuary although you can just walk in the bush. Wear footwear you don't mind getting damp on the estuary (boots/ walking sandals). Start in the bush as it can be hard to find the estuary opening otherwise. Beautiful native untouched rain forest with loads of bellbirds and tuis. The tree info signs are old and hard to read. Walking back along the estuary we saw small scuttling crabs, loads of wading birds including spoonbills and a sea lion.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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