Whether you're here to experience all the adventures that the rugged west coast of Golden bay has to offer, or more chilled excursions closer to home, The Outpost is the perfect place to base yourself.
Gatherings-galore! Weddings, 21st, 50th, dance parties, reunions, retreats or just an excuse to get together with all your mates, safe in the knowledge that there’s beds for everyone and tolerant neighbours!
The Outpost facilities are just what you need to make your occasion one to remember. We may be off the beaten track, but the effort is worth it and no one will be in a hurry to leave.
There’s plenty of parking space in summer and more than enough lawn (in season) for marquees.
The large school house and wide, covered veranda space can support Indoor events for groups up to 80. We are happy to discuss any ideas you may have to help make your event a success and can put you in touch with quality sound hire and local musical talent.
Whatever the occasion. The Outpost will leave you with lasting memories.
Spend time with your whãnau and friends than in the privacy of your own private valley, tucked away in our secluded corner of Kahurangi National Park.
Stay right where you are and enjoy our facilities, or use us as a base camp as you go fishing, tramping or mountain-biking down to any of the accessible beaches including the Anatori at the end of the road.
Four bunk rooms, a cabin and plenty of beds means different families can have their own space and plenty of room for camping too.
The large kitchen means lots of room for the cooks. Meals can be enjoyed in our spacious lounge or out on the grounds, three picnic tables around the BBQ.
Winter is no exception. The large fireplace and comfy couches mean you can be cosy and warm with your besties and relies at any time of the year.
Enjoy endless scenic adventures and space to run around or just grab a book and enjoy the sun. Come and experience a low electromagnetic environment, it's food for the soul!
As you head out from Pakawau, you can fish the coast and either side of Muddy Creek, and the seaward side of the Wairoa, Banjo Creek etc. The Whanganui Inlet from the Wairoa River is a Marine Reserve.
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 that is just ten mins drive from The Outpost In effect you are allowed to fish within the marine reserve from the Mangarakau wharf. Snapper, cod, kahawai, flounder, rig and whitebait could be on your menu at the Outpost tonight!
Surf cast from the Paturau or in fact, anywhere you feel like fishing along the vast and secluded coastline. Enjoy fly fishing on the rivers. Sea trout is regularly caught in the Paturau river during whitebait season.
Eeling and floundering are fun night time adventures for the kids. We have eels in most rivers and in Lake Otuhie.
The Nugget Cafe is open from 11am to 5pm January & February all weekends and public holidays until Easter.
Owner Mandy makes the best coffee in Golden Bay and great tucker too. The Nugget can provide your group with evening meals by arrangement. These meals should be booked 1 week notice prior to arrival.
Phone 3 524 8051 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to them about options.
What better way to practice ornithology than being in the heart of the Kahurangi National Park! At night you will hear the haunting call of the ruru (morepork) and the little owl which populates part of the park.
In season you will see fern birds, ngirungiru (tomtit showen here), shining cuckoo, bittern, kereru, small owl, tui, pukeko, komako (the delightful bellbird), riflemen, piwakawaka, karearea (NZ falcon), brown creepers, tauhou (silver eye), riroriro (grey warblers), toutouwai (robin) spotless & the marsh crake, kotuku (white heron), Californian quail, pihihoi (pipit, yellow hammer), as well as an assortment of ducks including the rare blue duck, geese & sea birds like the spoonbill. The Great Spotted Kiwi are occasionally sighted in the park.
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, numerous rivers including the Wairoa, Mangarakau, Paturau, Turimawiwi, Anaweka & Big River. Lake Otuhie is incredibly scenic and interesting, about 10 km south of Kahurangi Outpost.
Paturau Beach is a remote beach on the West Coast just minutes from the Outpost. The beach consists of a left hand point break at the southern end of the beach, which has some boulders high on the beach and at the point. The rest of the beach is sand with a main peak on the river mouth and other peaks on the north side of the river. The point offers a nice fast wave that provides some long rides. The peaks offer nice fun, waves both right and left handers. The peaks can change a bit depending on tide and river conditions. Being so remote there's not usually any crowds, you often have the beach to yourself. Like all river mouth breaks, watch out for rips and currents.
Anatori Beach is a remote beach on the West Coast 30 minutes from the Outpost. The beach consists of a left hand river bar break and beach breaks to the north and south, on a sandy beach. The river break offers a long wally powerful wave. The beach break peaks offer nice fun, waves both right and left handers. The bar and peaks can change a bit depending on tide and river conditions. Being so remote, there's not usually any crowds, you can often have the beach to yourself. Like all river mouth breaks, watch out for rips and currents. If your adventurous you can drive further south on the rough 4wd tracks and find other point breaks and beach breaks ALL to YOURSELF!