Te Ara Piko Gallery
The gallery of photos that we will upload here will give you some idea of the beauty that will surround you on a walk around Te Ara Piko Pathway at the northern end of the Pauatahanui Inlet. More photo gallery pages will be uploaded very soon, so please come back. For any of the gallerys below, you will be able to click on an image to enlarge it to full size.
After years of dreaming and scheming, meetings and planning, a start is made.
The weather nearly conspired to spoil this year's event but the garden owners worked hard to make their gardens look extraordinary on the day as you can see here.
The purpose of this event was to raise funds to put towards the development of Stage Two and was very successful. You can read about it here.
Some of the seats around the pathway.
A natural part of the pathway, meandering through regenerating native plants and crossing the stream and damp areas with bridges and boardwalks.
Rotarians helping Forest & Bird to prepare a planting site.
Ration Creek Apple Orchard is the site of the plant nursery.
Pathway construction between Ration Point and Ration Creek Bridge.
At the end of Grays Road there is a small concrete bridge donated by Humes Industries. The area now provides sealed parking for pathway users.
The pathway follows a road which is access to homes on the point. It is a popular beach for windsurfers and there are conveniences. It is a Maori historic site, and also a campsite for US Marines in the 1940s.
The pathway has received several awards and accolades. The public who enjoy it constantly make favourable comments on a wonderful amenity.
In June 2014 local man, Michael Thompson, used his drones to film the pathway from above.