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Coastal Waitaki

Sand and surf

Explore the coast of Waitaki.

sand, surf, seals and penguins!

Waitaki has some of the best coastline in New Zealand, walk for hours with not a soul in sight.

The journey along coastal Waitaki offers unspoiled, expansive sea views with must-see attractions. Explore the amazing sea life throughout the rock pools at low tide, walk the length of Cambell Bay, look for agates along Beach Road. Remember to check the tides, they can come in fast!

Kakanui Beach will definitely keep the kids interested thanks to the abundant sea life accessible at low tide. 

At the northern tip, the beach is accessible via the boat ramp, head north at low tide to explore the rock pools. Head south along the curve of the beach to the Kakanui river mouth keeping an eye open for treasures washed up by the tides.

The Kakanui River mouth is a favorite spot for fishermen during the Whitebait season. The estuary is also enjoyed by canoeists and bird watchers.

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