Monday, July 7, 2014

Thames (NZ): Then & Now, The Burke Street Wharf

Who can resist a view of the bustling Burke Street aka Thames Wharf. The ss Wakatere, proudly docked, awaiting another load of passengers and cargo bound for Auckland.

Today the area is busy again but with foot traffic, as the walkway along the foreshore once again lures people to the area. What is left of the wharf, is registered as a Category 2 on the Historic Places Register.
 Above: Google Maps view of the end of Burke Street, Thames
Below: Street view, looking out at the old wharf

Further information:
Map: click here   Photos: Click here and here
TCDC Walks brochure for the Burke Street Area.