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A piece of Thames history - or what's left of it.

While all that is left of this wharf is the footings the story behind it's demise is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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Good to see

We went for a nice relaxing walk along the waterfront to see this wharf. Interesting to see and... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Forster, Australia
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Burke Street West | Moanataiari, Thames, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to see a bit of Thames history while you are out walking the dog. The quirky sculpture has added to the interest, especially for little kids.

Thank mcgaval
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

While all that is left of this wharf is the footings the story behind it's demise is an interesting one and on the sign nearby. It's location gives you a great view of the Firth of Thames and it is between the coastal walkway and...More

Thank FootlooseFancyFree64
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Abandoned wooden pier support columns...not much to look at, but pretty nice location for sunset or sunrise photography. I like the humourous stick figure sculptures that sit on a couple of the columns...nice touch. The location is kinda like Princes Pier in Port Melbourne, Victoria...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We went for a nice relaxing walk along the waterfront to see this wharf. Interesting to see and take some photos while in Thames. Worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank OzeeTraveller
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Easy to imagine steamships pulling up here 100 years ago, and a great location for taking sunset photos

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

The ruins of the wharf sit along the coastal walkway. We were here in the evening and it made for some good photos.

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Look for the yellow historical notices around Thames. They will soon be upgraded with photos illustrating this towns gold rush history. The book Goldrush to the Thames gives more detail. During Heritage week in March each year a number of walks and tours of the...More

3  Thank Anthony Evan L
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We walked from Pollen Street through Victoria Park along the shoreline to Burke Street. A pleasant break in our journey and some lovely colourful art to enjoy. This route includes some of the historical walk, which would be a couple of hours, if you have...More

2  Thank carefree2017
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Was driving through Thames and I had read up about this wharf, so decided to drop by for a look-see. Totally not disappointed. We reached it at high tide and the opportunity to take photos was wonderful, I spent longer then planned taking photos and...More

Thank ChiaSinSin
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful history around Thames. The walking tour to see historic buildings and sites is worth doing. The Burke Street Wharf is pretty.

Thank chrismI3414EK
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