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“HAIKU - a unique walk amidst poetry” 5 of 5 stars
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Haiku Pathway
Katikati, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Katikati
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“HAIKU - a unique walk amidst poetry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We discovered, right in the heart of Katikati township, a delightful park on the banks of the Uretara Stream containing a number of boulders etched with short poems: Haiku. This apparently the largest collection of Haiku outside Japan.

The setting is delightful with the stream, mature trees, paths and seats plus these wonderful thoughtful poems, making it the perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing stroll while reflecting on the poetry. Some will make you smile and one that caught my attention especially on sunny September day with people out fishing on the stream for the elusive whitebait:
“Whitebait season ..
Fishermen fritter away the day”

Visited September 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“a wonderful walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

A creative walk through the water-way and interesting poems along the way. Very creative and nice. We walked here many days and loved it every time

Visited April 2012
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Katikati, New Zealand
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“Pleasant walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Very nice by the river. Easy walking with sealed walkway. Stroll from the start to SH2 then up the main road to look at the murals. Lovely town

Visited September 2012
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