Steele Road, Athenree
Athenree Wetland is located on Steele Road between Athenree and Waihi Beach, adjacent to the Waiau River.
About the walk
This restoration project boasts a short walking track around fresh and saltwater ponds through regenerating coastal scrub and wetland. Protected for its wildlife habitat, the land here was gifted to New Zealand by local farmer the late Maurice ‘Snow’ Browne.
Threatened animals such as matuku/bittern, kataitai/banded rail and tūturiwhatu/dotterel are known to nest here.
Note: Dogs, camping and lighting fires are not allowed in this Wildlife Refuge Reserve