Whitebaiting in season and surfcasting. There are trout in the Paturau and eels in most rivers and also in Lake Otuhie. Whanganui Inlet from the Wairoa River is a Marine Reserve; Reserve information here.
As you head out you can fish the coast and either side of Muddy Creek, and the seaward side of the Wairoa, Banjo Creek etc but not the coast side. From the far side of Knuckle Hill fishing is prohibited on either side of the road with one exception. Fishing is allowed from the Mangarakau Wharf and just ten mins drive from The Outpost See pamphlets pinned on the wall.
Crayfish, paua, butterfish. Experience and care is needed, this is a wild coast. Your own dive gear required.
Bring your own vessel and delight in the wonders of a largely untouched coastline. You can cruise much of the Whanganui Inlet and Big River further south if you have 4WD and trailer. Lake Otuhie is very scenic and interesting, about 10 km south of Kahurangi Outpost. Information on the Lake Otuhie walking track (on private land) can be obtained from reception.
In our salt water pool (perfect for the children), the Paturau River mouth lagoon, or in rock pools on the coast. Swimming in the open Tasman sea is for the experienced, as the coastal rip is dangerous.
The region is alive with scenic spots perfect for for any picnic. Keep an eye out as you drive, bike or wander through the area. With notice, Rose or Greg will whip up a great lunch . Whether it‘s a romantic picnic for two or a feed for the family, we can do it. Enquire before arrival so foods can be catered for.
The Nugget Cafe
Makes a delicious latte and has great tucker. Open in season. Mandy & Liam will do will do evening meals by arrangement with a weeks notice out of season (03 5248 051) or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Surf or Windsurf
Many surfers gather at the Anatori River, this is for the experienced only. The next stop could be Australia!