Travelling from Blenheim, turn right off State Highway 1 at Grovetown (watching out for trains). Proceed directly through suburban Grovetown (Fell Street), cross Vickerman Street, and keep going past vineyards. At a Y junction turn right into Steam Wharf Road. Very shortly you will see a new bridge over a creek leading into the Lagoon and an attractive bench seat. This is a good place to start the Loop Track, also where you can launch a kayak.There is limited parking here or you can park at the end of Steam Wharf Road and walk along the stop bank past the Rowing Club to the Riverside area or further to the Springs Wetland and continue from there to walk the Loop counterclockwise!
Picnic tables & Bench Seats - Picnic tables are located near the track to the birdwatching hide, and beside the Wairau river, as indicated on the map
Bench seats are found near the first bridge and between the boardwalk and Springs Wetland
Fun on the water - Feel free to launch your kayak on the lagoon. The best launching area is a carpeted ramp at the south western corner of the lagoon, near the first bridge you see when approaching the Lagoon as indicated on the map
Toilets - There are no toilets at the lagoon yet but plans for these are in hand
Dogs - Although dogs on leash may be brought to the lagoon, because of the bird life here we encourage you to leave your dog at home when you visit.
The centre of the Lagoon - Cemetary road leads to the Urupa (Maori cemetery).