IntroductionAn easy walking track near Ōtaki.
The Fenceline Walk passes through regenerating forest above the Ōtaki Forks campsite and gives some good views of the Waiotauru Valley.
The track crosses a slip 10 minutes from the carpark, care should be taken in this area.
Ōtaki Forks is 19 km inland from Ōtaki township – approximately 1 hr 30 min drive from Wellington or Palmerston North. The easiest turnoff from SH1 is at Ōtaki Gorge Road, just south of the SH1 bridge over the Ōtaki River. The last 5 km of the Gorge Rd is closed due to a slip. Access is by walking only.
There is an emergency track that you can walk to gain access to Ōtaki Forks. It is 5 km long and can be accessed 200 m past the locked gate on the Ōtaki Gorge Road.