Lake Otuhie Walkway

Lake Otuhie Walkway


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View from the road-bridge at the start of the track.


Follow a creek over picturesque farmland to reach the lake surrounded by dramatic cliffs.

This scenic walkway follows Kowhai Creek and provides access to the western shore of Lake Otuhie. Enjoy the remote and wild landscape, the dramatic rock formations and the numerous overhands and caverns.

Some sections of this walkway cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.

Kayakers may use the creek adjacent to the walkway and on Lake Otuhie.

The Lake Otuhie Walkway is closed for lambing season between 1 August and 30 September.


Feature Value Info


DOC Nelson/Tasman

Central government organisation


South IslandNelson RegionGolden Bay


  • Walking
  • Free


Albert's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Great walk. Enjoy the wild landscape and
awesome rock walls.
Parking at the bridge over Sandhill Creek and I needed a bit longer than
the 30 minutes (guess I am getting older), but it is a real pearle and
worth a short walk.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick

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