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Otaki River Walks

Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand
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Back to basics

Beautiful views, good path and fresh air. You can walk towards the mountains (there's a lagoon on... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
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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 March 13, 2017
Seuga F
Otaki, New Zealand
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“easy walk” (2 reviews)
“bend” (5 reviews)
Main Highway, Otaki, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 6, 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

Reviewed March 13, 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.

Reviewed September 13, 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

Reviewed August 10, 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

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.

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.

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...More

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

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.

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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