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Paua Trail - Walk - Riverton

The deep south is famous for it's Paua, ( abalone) and Riverton has the world's largest paua shells on show on the main street. Paua shell products are cheaper here than anywhere else in the world, and there are lots of opportunities to see the beautiful creations local artists make with multi coloured paua shell. This can range from inlaid shell on furniture and fittings to beautiful personal jewellery. You may possibly find a shell on one of the many beaches. If it is a sound one, you might wish to have it polished by one of the local artists. If you wish to try eating the flesh of this unusual delicacy, try a local take-away or eating house

This is a nice easy walk and a great way to see a cross section of what Riverton is about. Kids of all ages will enjoy hunting for Paua shells, or simply enjoy the walk.

Start at Te Hikoi ~
Cross the bridge look for fish in the water ~
Walk along the rocky coast hunting for paua shells and watching the fishing boats~
Return via footpaths along Church and Richards St, perhaps meet some locals ~
Return to Palmerston St (Main Street) ~
Visit Tripleone Gallery and view their range of Paua jewellery ~
At the end of the street you will find the iconic Giant Paua Shell, you can actually stand in it and be photographed inside the "World's Biggest Paua Shell" ~
Visit Ocean Shell - a manufacturer of Paua products~
Visit Riverton Paua Ltd for all your Paua needs direct from the factory ~
Return to Te Hokoi

>> Walk time Approx 2 hours (allowing for stops)
>> Suitable all ages and fitness levels
>>Paved footpaths available along entire walk

Riverton Beach House A Classic kiwi Bach right across from the beach.
Riverton Market Often features Paua jewellery for sale.

- (A) Ocean Shell
- (B) Riverton Paua Limited



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