Patea River Historic Walkway


Leaving from the boat ramp on Turi St. the walkway runs alongside the river through pastureland and pine forest. A series of seven illustrated signs outline significant historic points of interest dating back to the 1860s.

Main features are stories from the Patea wharf and port, the meat industry, Wai o Turi Marae, Haere Hau Pa and Dawsons Redoubt. The signs feature historic photographs and watercolours from the South Taranaki District Museum archives as well as illustrations from award-winning New Zealand botanical artist Audrey Eagle.

If entering the walkway from the York St. entry, there is a steep climb which can be muddy and slippery in wet weather.

Contact Details

Physical Address

Bedford St, Patea