It is another early start today. 7.30am and I am up and ready so we can head to Otarwairere Bay for a hike with Sandra and Doug. We cannot take the lovely Wilson though as no dogs are allowed on the Kohi Point scenic track.
Again this is totally free as it is a walk, I guess you may be getting the theme of this jounral, maybe I should change it to ‘Enjoy NZ for free’. What do you think?
Anyway, you access the walk through Ohope (Oh-ho-pee) Beach and you can only complete the walk if it is low tide. Hence our early start, well that and the fact that it was a little cooler early in the morning.
This walk is a definate must do whilst you are here. It can be a little tiring but it is totally worth it. Keep reading to find out why.
So I didn’t get too much more for on the way up, but I got loads whilst on the beach. Also, can you see why you need to go at low tide? Yep you guessed it. The tide comes right up so you cannot see much of anything when the tide is in. I heard a few horror stories of some tourists getting trapped here because they didn’t realise the tide was coming in.
I thought this tree was pretty cool, it’s growing out of the rock but it was not getting enough water. The main root had grown down the outside of the rock and found a small hole to search for the water to keep it alive. The root was thicker than my arm.
When I looked into this cave it looked like it would go on for miles.
This walk is a definite must whilst you are here. I really cannot recommend this enough.