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Howarth Memorial Wetlands

Howarth Memorial Wetlands The Howarth Memorial Wetland walk is a one hour loop walk through a lovely wildlife refuge. This walk is mostly flat, and accessible from several areas making it ideal for morning or evening walks. It is  a pleasant walk for all ages and fitness levels. The track includes a boardwalk leading to a bird watching hut with great views of the wetland.

Access to wetlands is from Spur St (by the sports clubrooms at Boyd Park), from the end of Ritchie St, from Terminus St (across the historic railway bridge), or across the boardwalk from Skidmore Reserve (off Kenrick St). You can also access the wetlands by following the path around the northern end of Boyd Park.


Track Temporary Closure 

13 Dec 2023 - Maintenance work is currently underway at the Te Aroha Wetlands. This includes some track maintenance work. The track is closed from today Wednesday 13 Dec and will remain close for the next three days. Contractors will be operating heavy machinery - so please avoid the area for the next few days.

15 Dec 2023 - Fish and Game have kicked off maintenance work this week at the Te Aroha Wetlands - this includes some track maintenance work. The walking track will be open to the general public this weekend (16 - 17 Dec) and closed once again on Monday 18 Dec so works can continue. Contractors will be operating heavy machinery - so please avoid the area once the track is closed again on Monday. We will continue to update you on the progress of the works.

16 Dec 2023 - Track is closed for further Maintenance works. 

20 Dec 2023 - Great news! Fish and Game have wrapped up maintenance works at the Te Aroha wetlands today (20 Dec). The track is now officially reopened to the public.


Walking Track

Short Walk

Time 1 hour circuit
Distance 3.2km
Track Rating Easy. Suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
Conveniences Picnic tables. Public toilets and playground also nearby at Boyd Park
Special Attractions Attractive wildlife refuge with views of the wetland flora and fauna

 This track is maintained by Fish and Game New Zealand. 

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