Pounawea Nature Walk Map Reference No 21)
Time: 15 min round trip
The walk, through bush typical of the area, is well interpreted with plant and tree labelling.
Time: 45 min round trip
This passes through a stand of virgin podocarp forest, well populated by birdlife. The return is through a salt marsh and estuary that shows an intact sequence of vegetation from shoreline to forest. The sand spit near the estuary mouth is home to wading birds, including godwits who annually return from northern Asia. The salt marsh section of the track is only accessible at low tide.