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Burke Street Wharf

Burke Street West | Moanataiari, Thames, New Zealand
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A piece of history

Look for the yellow historical notices around Thames. They will soon be upgraded with photos... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
EvanLewis
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Blountville, Tennessee
Relaxed walk to Burke Street

We walked from Pollen Street through Victoria Park along the shoreline to Burke Street. A pleasant... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
carefree2017
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Burke Street West | Moanataiari, Thames, New Zealand
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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

2  Thank EvanLewis
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
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Burke Street Wharf is a short distance from Thames Town Centre and overlooks the Firth of Thames, it was originally called Thames Wharf and was one of many in the immediate vicinity at the time of the gold rush days. Although there is not much...More

1  Thank paullegate
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The remains of a wharf constructed in 1868 as an ambitious plan for a deep water port for GBP 66,000. Today a haven for white fronted terns and gulls along the lovely Thames Coastal Walkway.

Thank ATWtrip
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This wharf was one of the main reasons I wanted to visit Thames. High tide is best for photographers. I sat on the banks shooting the wharf for about an hour. Take a coat; it's windy. The wharf didn't disappoint.

Thank AussiCath
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Worth a quick drive past, cleaver metal work sitting on the remnants. Good picture opportunity, when I went at low tide.

Thank dimps_nz
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We sought this out as it is one of the historical landmarks from the old pioneer and gold mining days. A pity it so derelict. Sculptures on it are a bit of fun.

Thank NZNana
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Before arriving here I was honestly worried about how to kill our time without internet as there was no WiFi or mobile network in the villa. I was happily proved wrong. This place is unbelievably marvelous and reminded us of one of the simple but...More

Thank KarolaRS
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