Story: King Country places

Kāwhia: harbour, autumn 2011 (1st of 4)

Kāwhia: harbour, autumn 2011

Kāwhia Harbour is a large estuary which was formed when a valley was inundated with water and blocked by the formation of a sandbar at the coast. The harbour provided food for generations of Māori communities and remains a popular fishing spot in the 21st century. On a still, sunny day the waters are like a vast mirror. This is the harbour, looking out from Kāwhia township at low tide.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - West coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015