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A nice walk along the Uretara stream...

A nice paved walkway along the Uretara stream, away from the hustle and bustle of the shops in the main street of Katikati and yet just a short stroll from the town... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
JohnPaul1950
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Katikati, New Zealand
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Katikati, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A nice paved walkway along the Uretara stream, away from the hustle and bustle of the shops in the main street of Katikati and yet just a short stroll from the town centre... Rocks are strewn all along the way with haiku poems etched on each of them... Benches are placed along the way to allow the weary visitors...

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Thank JohnPaul1950
Coventry, United Kingdom
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798 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is quite a strange concept but a beautiful park next t o a stream with various haiku written in various places. I was aware of what a haiku was but to see it as a theme is very unique. LOvely to sit and ponder the poetry. Sitting in a park Reading haiku on rocks.

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Thank SteveS1970
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Discovered this place after a trip to the local information centre. It's just a lovely, quiet spot where one can sit, amble along the pathway or chill out with the words from the Hikus hopefully inspiring you or allowing time for contemplation.

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Thank Jenny L
Katikati, New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Well worth doing this stroll. Mainly all flat and traels all the way along the river through Katikati. Lots of art and interesting things to look at along the walk. Lots of bird life.

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Thank travel166
Auckland
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72 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Take the driveway down between Robert Harris Cafe and the Hardware store. There's a good carpark. The park is lovely to walk through beside the local stream and Haiku poems adorn pathside rocks. there are also some Haiku poems on the pathways but sadly many of these are not easily read because of the weathering of the concrete. There are... More 

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Thank AucklandBruce
Tauranga
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Pleasant walk along Haiku Path as it is very interestingly walking along the river n reading all the Haiku verses carved on the rocks as you walk along. You can cross over the road n carry on walking n come across the marshes where you see the different types of bird life. If you are more adventurous you can keep... More 

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Thank Cherie L
Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Chosen as a Millenium Project, these hand carved boulders are the largest boulder display outside of Japan and in the haiku tradition meant to evoke moments. The pathway of haiku boulders is slightly of the main road and alongside the Uretara Stream. (All streams, rivulets, bridges and brooks seem to be named in New Zealand!). The adjoining park is peaceful... More 

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Thank AMsays
Tauranga, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Short, but well maintained path with haiku poetry stones along the way. There are longer, more picturesque walks in Kati Kati though.

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Thank MoragHughson
Katikati, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Alot of work has gone into this pathway and is a pleasure to walk or cycle on. It is very picturesque and in the centre of Katikati township.

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Thank jenny661950
Tauranga, New Zealand
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252 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I've visited the Haiku pathway twice now and I'm still not sure that i've had the full experience. Either that, or I'm walking the wrong paths. There are numerous haikus etched into rocks, etc alongside the pathway for you to enjoy. Though the pathway itself feels like a (admittedly well made) concrete strip running alongside a budding subdivision. It almost... More 

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