Opotiki & Motu

Geo Caching

The Opotiki and Motu Virtually on Track gem sports a number of hidden treasures for those who are keen on geocaching. There are caches to be found on all three legs of the Motu Trails national cycleway, and at least 10 hidden in the Waioeka Gorge.

Useful info about geocaching can be found at http://www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx

Motu Trails

Motu Trails national cycleway has at least two caches on the Dunes Trail (runs 10km east of Opotiki starting at Memorial Park); 3 caches on the Old Motu Coach Road (runs from end of Dunes Trail 54km to Motu), and; 3 caches on the Pakihi Track (20km downhill, starting from 37km up Old Motu Coach Rd).


Waioeka Gorge

The Waioeka Gorge runs south of Opotiki on SH2 and has more than 10 caches to be discovered. The gorge features a series of rest areas at the sites of early pioneering attempts interpreted as "The Waioeka Journey – Te Awa a Tamatea”.