Activities

The South Wairarapa has something for everyone. From the adventurous type, who is keen to explore the lake on a kayak, the coast on a bike, or the mountains on foot. To the cruisy laid back type, more than happy to relax in the quiet, natural environment with a book and a wine. Please contact us for options to shape your stay.

 

Lake Onoke - Wairarapa Moana

 

Lake Onoke provides a bounty of wildlife for locals and visitors alike. From whitebaiting in Spring, to duck-shooting in Winter and of course surfcasting and set netting all year round. Please consider the wellbeing of our environment and only take what you need to feed the whanau!

 

 

Lake Ferry Hotel

 

Just a stone's throw away from our holiday park, is the southern most hotel in the North Island. The Lake Ferry Hotel was established to create a supplementary income for the 'ferryman' who was employed to ferry people and livestock across the lake. Lake Ferry was once the gateway to the Wairarapa, with the first settlers and their flocks walking the coastline from Wellington. Now it is a very popular destination for all types of traveller, with great food, warm hospitality, and spectacular views.

 

 

Matakitaki a Kupe (Cape Palliser)

 

The dramatic landscape of the Wairarapa's south coast continues to draw people in from all around the world. With some of the oldest human history in the country, dating back to the arrival of the famous Polynesian navigator Kupe from Hawaiki some 36 generations ago, it's no surprise visitors are often struck with the wonder of "the coast".  

 

 

Cape Palliser Light House

 

Our world famous light house is highly valued by travellers on and off the sea. Its' been a shinning light for mariners for well over 100 years and continues guiding vessels into Te Moana I Rau Kawakawa (Cook's Straight). 

 

Count the steps to the top for breath-taking views accross to Te Waipounamu (South Island).

 

Nga Kekeno (Fur Seal Colony)

 

We're very lucky to have our own native fur seal colony here on the coast. Watch at the rock pool nursery, as mature seals teach juveniles how to maneuver in the shallows before venturing further into the deep blue. Marvel at their grace in the water, after bearing witness to their vulnerabilty on land. 

 

 

 

Putangirua Pinnacles

 

Possibly our most enjoyed walks is into the Aorangi Forest Park, up the Putangirua stream, into the ancient water carved stone pillars known simply as The Pinnacles. Choose to walk through the native broadleaf/beech tree forest or follow the clear clean waters right to the base of the majestic pillars. Estimated time 2 hours return from carpark. 

 

 

 

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