Opotiki & Motu

Horse Riding

Horse riding is part of the culture in the Opotiki amd Motu Virtually on Track gem.


The beaches east of Opotiki offer more than 10km of riding on flat sand. Beach access points are at Hukuwai, Tirohanga and Kelly’s beaches.


An ideal place to ride is long the stop banks of the Otara River where a short distance of trail has been developed for ponies.  From the Opotiki Wharf you can ride along the stock banks to the Otara Road bridge on SH35. This area is also shared with pedestrians and cyclists.