Opotiki & Motu

Stand Up Paddling

The tranquil lower sections of the Waioeka and Otara Rivers which form the Opotiki Harbour provide pleasant stand up paddling areas.

Opotiki Harbour

With easy launching at all tides, Opotiki Wharf is a great starting point for flat water paddling.  Paddle 20 minutes up the Otara river and back, or/and up to 45 minutes up the Waioeka and back, or/and into the small estuary. Alternatively, launch from the riverbank below the Opotiki side of the Waioeka Bridge.