Katikati Town Centre and Haiku Pathway
60 Main Road (State Highway 2), Katikati
The journey starts at the car park in Haiku Park reached via an access road on the northern side of Robert Harris cafe from Main Road (State Highway 2).
About the walk
40+ minutes return
For those who appreciate art in the landscape this is more of an experience than a brisk walk.
To begin your journey, take a wander through Haiku Park and discover all the haiku poems carved into the boulders and pavement scattered around the park.
The Uretara Stream runs through the park. The main path leads over a footbridge, and downstream to the highway and Uretara Landing.
From the landing, stroll up the main street to appreciate the murals and other works of art throughout the town centre. Rest at a cafe, or at the replica kauri dam water feature in Diggelman Park, before crossing the road and returning to your vehicle.
Or for a longer stroll, you can do the loop by crossing the Uretara Stream via the new 45m single-span suspension bridge, which follows where the old railway line used to go, connecting to the footpath along the stop-bank on Uretara Drive.
The new bridge complements the growing network of cycle trails around Katikati, providing a ‘loop’ around the stream, and giving residents of Highfields Drive pedestrian access to the southern end of town.