Here, the Ashley River meets the sea and has the largest, least modified estuary in Canterbury, which has outstanding value to birdlife. Waikuku Beach and the Ashley River mouth area are popular spots for fishing, camping, family gatherings, surfing and swimming.
A taste of Waikuku
At Waikuku you can discover where Ngai Tahu's South Island's trading, Kaiapoi Pa, was once centred in the 1700's. You can also wander the unique coastal environment, and at The Mill visit an artists studio for inspiration or a courtyard cafe for relaxation:
- Waikuku Beach
- Kaiapoi Pa site
- Ashley/Rakahuri Estuary
- Waikuku Beach Holiday Park
- Located at The Mill: Studio A & Co, Twine and Brick Mill Cafe
Venues available for hire in Waikuku.
Enjoy family fun at Waikuku and the surrounding district: Family Fun in Waimakariri 2012