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The Otaki River has a delightfully remote feeling and yet is still so close to town and SH1. There is nothing quite like coming back from Wellington, popping on togs and finding your favourite swimming hole. From the chill of the river at the Otaki...More
You can start the walk by the Otaku river bridge and walk in either direction. Personally we prefer to walk up stream as it has a nice little forestry but and a pretty section with a picnic bench by the river that you can stop...More
Beautiful easy walk weather it be cycled, walked. run or on horseback its a gorgeous walk! It can be as long as four hours walk for the full return trip or as short as you want by just turning back at any point.
A great, easy walk along the river. It is quite long, but not hard to do. You can walk up the river, towards the hills, or down towards the sea. There is parking, just off the State highway. One day we took bikes, and that...More
Nice walk if you follow the river on the rocks .... But then you'll need good walking shoes ! If you follow only the trail we found it unfortunate that for a long time you don't see the river !! Nice views of the mountain.
We parked in the car park by the bridge and rode our bikes along the track all the way to the sea. It is very picturesque and peaceful beside the river with many places to stop for a picnic or splash in the water.