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1-Day Dunes Trail and Kayak Ohiwa Harbour

Motu Trails has no shortage of Accommodation Partners – for example, you could choose from Eastland Pacific Motor Lodge, Ōhiwa Beach Holiday Park, Opotiki Holiday Park, Oasis Central Backpackers, Bush to Bay Holiday Stays and more.  

If you don’t have your own bike, hire one from Motu Trails Limited (07 315 5864), and grab some food and drinks for the trail from Kafe Friends (or a pre-cycle caffeine boost with one of their great coffees). Spend the morning cycling the Dunes Trail – it takes most people a couple of hours to cycle to the end and back. There are plenty of great rest stops along the way, either by the trail or on the beach. 

For lunch, head to the Hot Bread Shop Café, where they have great options both in the cabinets and cooked to order.  

After lunch, drive to Ōpōtiki Harbour and meet with KG Kayaks for a tour of the harbour by kayak. Learn about the history and geography of this stunning tidal harbour; you may see rare birds and other wildlife as you paddle.  

If you’re heading back to Ōpōtiki for the evening, takeaway fish and chips on the beach would be the perfect end to the day.  

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