Visitors to Ahuriri will find that it is a beautiful part of the country to walk around and if you want to explore the area on foot then you will be able to do so quite easily. There are both guided walks and self-guided walks that you can take and here are just a few suggestions to help you to plan your time in the area.
Those who want to find out more about the city’s history can opt for one of the guided Heritage Walks. From 20 October to 31 March each year they are held almost every day. To find out more about the walk contact the Napier visitor information centre to check for availability before you go along.
They start at 11 am each day and take around 90 minutes to complete. The guide will give you more information about the impact of the 1931 earthquake on the region. There is a charge per person, but the cost is worth it for what you will see and learn.
For a relaxing walk and to learn about the flora and fauna of the region, give the Estuary walk a try. The route is lined with interpretive signs giving you more information about the plants and animals that you are likely to see.
There are signs that give you further information about the area’s cultural history too, but even if you only go along to enjoy the wonderful views, this part of Ahuriri is not to be missed.
The boardwalk is a very popular option for those who like to take walks in the area. There are some amazing views of the harbour. Start your walk at Spriggs Playground and make your way along to the Hawke’s Bay Sport Fishing Club.
Along the way, you will see the Perfume Point Recreational Reserve. This is a great walk for the evening as the sun goes down and it is a great way to meet a few of the locals too.