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These walks are filled with unexpected sights and views. You can go far along the river on a... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Bruce M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Chrystalls bend to Sea

Great walk or ride. I have done both many times and enjoy it every time. A good start place for... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Otaki, New Zealand
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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.

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Bryans_Trips
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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

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

1  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
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