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Address: Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand
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Walk up river

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
D P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 for a picnic at. Down stream is a little more industrial as you walk along... More 

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 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.

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Thank Anne3826
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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.

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Levin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 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 was good too. There are supposed to be trout in the river but my husband... More 

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Otaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 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.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 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.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Chrystals Bend is one of the most enjoyable I have done. There have been more extensive plantings by Friends of the Otaki River and it is being extended past the lagoon. Part of me wants to keep this quiet and part wants to share!!!!

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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Both the walks are excellent, but my personal preference is always Chrystals Bend. I also prefer to walk there at the weekends when the concrete works are closed.

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