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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.
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.
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
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.