Pātea Riverside Walkway
The walkway goes from the Pātea Beach and follows the river up to York St. Several interesting historic sites are signposted along the way. The walk can be started at either end and if you finish at the beach, you can enjoy a meal using one of the free electric barbecues in the picnic area.
Type of pathway: walking track
Grade of walk/ride: easy/moderate
Time to complete: 1 – 1.4hours
Description/history: Learn about Patea’s rich history and follow the lower end of the Patea River through pastures and pine forest to several points of interest dating back to the 1860s.
Points of interest: Main features are stories from the Patea wharf and port, the meat industry, Wai o Turi Marae, Haere Hau Pā and Dawsons Redoubt.
Dangers/warnings/things to be aware of: If entering the walkway from the York St. entry, there is a steep climb which can be muddy and slippery in wet weather.
Type of footwear required: Sturdy walking shoes
Accessibility: walkers, cyclists, dogs allowed
How to get there: Can be accessed at either the corner of York Street and Bedford Street, or at Turi Street (Beach end).