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Great to have the River available for walkers, bikes and horses

Horse riders especially like the Otaki River walkway and one can go from the river mouth to the... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Lovely walk

Walk up or down the river, up is my favourite as it has lots of greenery and places to stop and... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2019

Horse riders especially like the Otaki River walkway and one can go from the river mouth to the hills. A bit messed up at the moment with the new bridge being built over the Otaki River, but no doubt it will get back to normal.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Schimpf
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Walk up or down the river, up is my favourite as it has lots of greenery and places to stop and picnic. Down is a bit more industrial and just stones. Both are great on a nice day and perfect for a dog walk.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 854DP
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

These walks are filled with unexpected sights and views. You can go far along the river on a bicycle or for a more short walk looking at birds. All sorts of things to do.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Bruce_M94
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great walk or ride. I have done both many times and enjoy it every time. A good start place for those wishing to practice off road cycling. Also a much loved place for our canine friends.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bryans_Trips
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views, good path and fresh air. You can walk towards the mountains (there's a lagoon on the way a nice peaceful spot to sit) or you can walk all the way down to the beach which can be pretty stunning at sunset. Park to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Compass114964
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.

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank 854DP
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Gillian H
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