On-leash | One-way (return via same track) | Distance: 4.5 km (one way) | Duration: 1.5 hours (one way) | Difficulty: Easy | Exposed to the weather

Kotuku Track, located near Blenheim, New Zealand, is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts. This track offers a fantastic escape into nature, perfect for casual walkers. Starting from the Wairau Lagoon, the trail winds through picturesque wetlands and open grasslands, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

One of the highlights of the Kotuku Track is its abundant birdlife. You can spot various species, including the kotuku or white heron, which the track is named after. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the opportunity to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

The trail is relatively flat and easy to navigate, making it suitable for families and people of all fitness levels. It’s a great place to take your dog for a walk, too, as long as they’re kept on a leash to protect the wildlife. Along the way, you’ll encounter informative signs that offer insights into the area’s history and ecology, enhancing the experience.

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll or a chance to immerse yourself in nature, Kotuku Track near Blenheim is a wonderful choice. Don’t forget your camera – the scenery is definitely Instagram-worthy!

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