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Otaki River Walks

Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand
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Chrystallis Bend

Lovely scenery, firm stepping stones, natural resources and a breath of fresh air on the way. There... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Seuga F
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Otaki, New Zealand
Makes my Soul Sing

The Otaki River has a delightfully remote feeling and yet is still so close to town and SH1. There... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Jennicdrew
,
Otaki, New Zealand
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13 Mar 2017
“Chrystallis Bend”
13 Sep 2016
“Makes my Soul Sing”
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Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lovely scenery, firm stepping stones, natural resources and a breath of fresh air on the way. There was the river on one side, mountains up ahead and mainzeal works on the left.

Thank Seuga F
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank Jennicdrew
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank D P
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Oh such a beautiful walk, as did this a few week's ago, i didn't know that it was there, Just a lovely stroll around the river very peaceful.

1  Thank Anne3826
Reviewed 10 June 2016

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.

Thank Gillian H
Reviewed 17 December 2015

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

1  Thank LindylooLevin
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Lovely wandering along the Otaki River,peaceful and serene.There are also a number of very nice cafes and restaurants very close to the river

Thank poodlz
Reviewed 18 September 2015

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.

Thank Njoylifeisshort
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Walked this on a sunny Winter's day and loved the variety of scenery and native trees planted along the river. Delightful 2 hour walk.

Thank Jennie_gutry
Reviewed 21 March 2015

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.

1  Thank robynann2014
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