Coastal North Otago
The small town of Kakanui lies on the coast, 14km south of Oamaru. The soils in the area are very rich and fertile, and surrounding land is full of market gardens which produce large quantities of vegetables - also available for purchase on roadside stalls in town. The Kakanui River mouth is a popular spot for whitebaiters, while Campbells Bay provides a surfable break and a safe swimming beach. The beach is approximately 2km long and the Southern end, known as All Day Bay, provides more shelter.