Photo of the week: Ahuriri Estuary

Department of Conservation —  03/02/2016

Today’s photo is a sunset shot from Ahuriri Estuary situated north of Napier in the sunny Hawke’s Bay.

This narrow estuary with its wide range of fresh to salty, shallow to deep, and sandy to muddy habitats supports an extremely diverse range of birds, fish, invertebrates and plant life.

Ahuriri Estuary. Photo: Greenstone Girl (flickr) | CC BY-NC 2.0

Yesterday the DOC Marine Ecosystems Team launched a new web resource aimed at helping people explore and protect New Zealand’s estuaries.

The resource has three interactive maps, which show places of interest as well as sites where local estuary groups are active. You can explore the web resource at

One response to Photo of the week: Ahuriri Estuary

    Korey Autry 11/02/2016 at 9:59 am

    Hi! Thank you for the post, I enjoyed this article.