Fall in love with nature on one of the many walking
and hiking trails across the Waitaki.
Trails range from 30 minutes to full day and are spread out across the Waitaki which gives you a stunning variety of scenery from the golden tussock-lands of the high-country to lush emerald green near the coast.
A spectacular walk taking you up to the aptly named Lookout Point, here you can look over the harbour and out to the Pacific Ocean. This walk is steep going up and can be slippery after rain, alternatively, drive to Lookout Point and take a walk on the track around the Cape and visit a former gun emplacement.
Katiki Point Walk Time : 45 minutes return Visitors go to Katiki Point to view the historic Katiki Point Lighthouse (which still operates today), Te Raka a Hineatea Pa site and marine wildlife including Fur Seals and the critically endangered Yellow-Eyed Penguin. Katiki Point offers stunning views over the Pacific
Otematata Wetlands Walk Time : 30 minutes – 1h for the loop The Otematata Wetlands take in some some fantastic spots along the shoreline of lake Aviemore. This is an excellent network of small tracks, trails, picnic areas and swimming spots, making it the perfect place to enjoy a packed
Quailburn Track Time : 30 minutes – 1h30 Distance : 1.5km – 4km Dog access : dogs on a leash only Quailburn Track starts uphill from the historic area, which has a woolshed, sheep dip, homestead and hut ruins dating from 1866. The track winds its way uphill through mountain