Free Fun Family Picnic Place


The Walkway is about 3km South of Hawera starting at the end of Rifle Range Road. If you travel down the Whareroa Road, the Rifle Range Road is the first road to the right past the Dairy Factory.

To see video click on:- Nowells lake riparian area flythru



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Walkway Planting Day

21st August 2017: The Hawera Christian School students along with teachers and parents came to the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway today to plant out native plants that they had on-grown at their school.  The Normanby Lions Club guys had the areas ready for the planting and showed them what to do.  They even provided a sausage sizzle for everyone at lunch time.   Go to the Habitat Heroes Blog to see more on -  https://hcsheroes.blogspot.co.nz/


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Habitat Heroes Deliver Plants

Jan and Doug provided the vehicles to transfer the first of the native plants on-gown in the Hawera Christian School shade house.  These were taken to the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway in preparation for the big planting day in a few weeks time.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Habitat Heroes Plant Hebes

The habitat Heroes of the Hawera Christian School are at it again.  This time planting out Hebe plants at the Nowell’s Lakes Walkway.  Over the last 12 months the Heroes have carefully nursed these plants in their shade house at the school to a size ready to be on-plated.   



Taranaki Kea Scouts Visit

The Taranaki Kea Scouts visit for a hike through the Walkway.    Comments were that the kids thoroughly enjoyed it and thought that it was a great place to walk around and see different plants 




Saturday, January 28, 2017

Free Fun Family Picnic Day 2017

Trust Chairperson, Jan Dunlop with husband Ross are delighted with the turnout and  action for this year’s Nowell’s Lakes Free Fun Family Picnic Day.   Over 700 people turned up and Jan says the events just gets bigger and bigger and more fun each year.  The event is always held at the end of the school holidays and the children are like wild horses let loose and do not know what to run to first.
  


The monster water slide or the canoeing and kayaking or the drone races or the archery or the free sausage sizzle or back to family for the picnic and what about the trailer chariot ride to see through the established area of the walkway.  The littlies do not miss out with all their fun games and neat prizes donated by Fonterra. 

The Nowell's Lakes Walkway Trust in partnership with the Taranaki Zone Scouts and the Normanby and Districts Lions Club organises these events each year with the aim of creating public awareness and to show what the Nowell's Lakes Walkway has to offer.    To see the action go to the “Fun Day 2017” page above.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

HCS Nature Study Day

This day the children of the Hawera Christian School visited the Nowell's Lakes to complete their biodiversity study of wetlands.  They were very excited to find an explosion of wildlife living in and about the lakes at this time of the year



Saturday, September 10, 2016

New Signs Show The Way

The Walkway has been accepted as a “Place of Interest” in this year’s Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival and new roadway signs have been installed in readiness for that. 


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Free Fun Family Picnic Day 2016

31st January 2016:  Over 400 people turned up to enjoy our free family fun picnic day.  There were long queues at the water slide, keen eyes watching the drone displays,  scores of kids wanting to kayak and hungry and happy children at the barbecue.  The Walkway Trust in partnership with the Normanby Lions Club and the South Taranaki Scout Group organised this event that turned out to very successful in achieving the objective of creating more public awareness of what the Nowell's Lakes had to offer



Friday, September 18, 2015

Wildflower Planting Time

The annual boost of wildflowers seeds have been sown along the Walkway this week.  Apart from the bright display these wildflowers bring they are mainly there for the purpose of keeping the Monarch Butterfly’s in the Walkway as they feed off the nectar of the flowers.  Hebe's are also planted along the Walkway for this purpose but they flower later in the season.  


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fonterra Chief Visits

Fonterra Board of Directors Chairman John Wilson made a supprise visit to the Walkway last week when he was in Taranaki to talk to the Shareholders.  Pictured below are Jan Dunlop, Michelle Dwyer, John Wilson and Doug Hutchinson.