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Hakataramea Recreation River Day


The Hakataramea Valley offers an enviable range of recreation opportunities for any avid outdoor enthusiast or those looking to take the route less travelled. Come and enjoy the breath-taking scenery and peaceful surrounds.

Hiking, hunting, biking, fishing, swimming and 4WD are just a few of the activities available within the Valley and close surrounds. There are a number of businesses providing unique and memorable experiences which are well worth considering to get the most out of your visit and the opportunity to visit spots not normally accessible to the public.

For those considering a self-guided visit ensure you have a well-planned route with permitted access throughout. Where you may be venturing onto private land, including alongside the river, prior authorization with the property owner is essential.

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The Hakataramea River is a world renown braided stream with populations of brown and rainbow trout.

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There are some great routes for those on two-wheels, whether you prefer a return-trip or to pass through on your way to a neighbouring district there are a number of options. Note that most routes are unformed and unmarked and a significant portion of the roads are gravel. There are also some guided cross country mountain bike options within the Valley.

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Hakataramea Loop

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Stunning views, amazing biodiversity and pristine waters are all things you can experience when hiking around our Valley. There are few public tracks and also guided options available.

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The Kirkliston Range Conservation Area

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A community picnic and swimming spot is located on McHenry Road approx 3km from the main Hakataramea Bridge on SH82. This site was developed by the Hakataramea Sustainability Collective and is a great spot to BBQ and swim. Please take all rubbish with you and light NO FIRES.

We hope you enjoy what our area has to offer. Please be respectful of your surrounds and plan your trip safely.

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