Whau River

Whau River

The Whau River is a tidal estuary which reaches inland from the tip of the Rosebank Road peninsula to Avondale and New Lynn. Here we see it in the outgoing tide, mangroves on both banks. A boardwalk through the mangroves is out of sight behind the trees at right of the picture. The picture is taken from the Ash Street/Rata Street bridge, I see it often as I hurry through by car.

Timespanner has an interesting study of the history of the name Whau.

Find more weekend reflections at James’ Newtown Area Photo.