Epic Surf School @ Otaki Beach
Epic is a Wellington region mobile surf school and tour operator based at Otaki Beach, providing unique surfing experiences at the beaches with the most ideal wind and swell conditions.
We’re spoiled for waves around the region with 3 coasts to choose from so there’s always somewhere with waves. Primary locations include Lyall Bay, Otaki Beach, Titahi Bay or Castle Point.
Mount ‘your own’ powerful 4x4 vehicle and set off on a trail-blazing adventure through rivers, into lush valleys thick with native bush and up high ridges offering spectacular views. A thrilling way to see some of New Zealand’s most unspoilt landscapes.
Otaki Forks short walks
There are a number of easy short walks around the forks.
The Arcus Loop commemorates the Arcus family who farmed the Otaki Forks locality from the 1930’s. The walk begins on Boielle Flat and crosses the Waiotauru River footbridge, then works its way across the river terraces and gullies as it climbs to join the Field Track, taking 50 min return. There are good views of the campground and river.
The Fenceline Loop is a 1.5 – 2 hr return trip that passes through regenerating forest above the campground and gives some good views of the Waiotauru Valley.
The Waiotauru Walk is an easy 40 min return walk from the Waiotauru carpark up-valley to the site and relics of Seed and O’Brien’s sawmill.
Otaki Gorge Adventures
Captivate Adventures know just how to get your adrenalin pumping! Join one of their groups in the mighty Otaki Gorge for White-water rafting, night rafting, kayaking or tubing. If you’d rather not get wet and wild, Captivate Adventures can also take you abseiling and rock-climbing, or you could tackle their high-ropes course. Regardless of your age or fitness level, you can be sure of a thrilling and memorable day out.
Beachbrook Stables is just a 5 min drive (20 min walk) from Byron’s Resort they can introduce you to the world of horse-riding. Ride along the beach with the wind in your hair, trek through native bush or just learn to ride in an arena.
Discover the beauty of our coastline and the bush-clad mountain ranges on a scenic flight. You could take a birds-eye tour of Kapiti Island, learning about its amazing natural and cultural history as you explore the island’s magnificent cliffs and northern lagoon.
Or try checking out this website www.kapiti.org.nz/