Wairau Lagoons. © Jim Tannock

Take a family-friendly walk around Wairau Lagoons


Following the shoreline of the Wairau Lagoons, take a flat, family-friendly walk to spot seabirds and a shipwreck. 

Alongside Blenheim’s Wairau Lagoons walkway you’ll find the rusting remains of the SS Waverley – a shipwreck that is used for flood control and also target practice for the army. 

Choose from an easy short walk or a full three-hour circuit of the coastal wetlands at the mouth of the Wairau River. 

The Wairau Lagoons were formed over 6,500 years behind an eight-kilometre boulder bank, and the area is significant for its many Māori archaeological sites. 

Many of the moa skeletons found in museums around the world originated from the boulder bank here. 

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