The champion pair are yet to decide their future after another successful Olympic campaign.
Walsh arrives in Christchurch after getting bronze in Rio and smashing records in the Diamond League.
The moving gesture was part of a day of celebrations for all competitors including our gold medal sailors.
If the Olympic medallist wasn't aware in Rio of how famous she was in NZ, she is now.
Hours after touching down in NZ, Eliza McCartney came on Breakfast and showed why we all adore our Rio medallist.
NZ won fewer rowing medals at Rio 2016 than expected, but star Eric Murray doesn't think "splashing around" money will solve the issue