The Ashley/Rakahuri Estuary


The Ashley-Rakahuri Estuary is a special place in our district and home to a lot of rare and endangered birdlife.

The Northern Pegasus Bay Bylaw 2016 is in place to ensure wildlife and the natural environment are not harmed and ensure everyone can enjoy the area's natural beauty.

To protect the estuary, the following activities are prohibited.

  • Dogs (If walking on the nearby stop bank, please use a leash)
  • Horses
  • Land yachts
  • Drones and model aircraft
  • Taking off and landing microlights and helicopters
  • No vehicles, unless you have a permit to use the access track in the whitebait season

It is a restricted area for kite surfing and there is a 5 knot speed limit for water craft.

View the access map (pdf, 7.4 MB)for more details on where the prohibitions apply.

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