Activities for the Adventurous

In summer, Karitane is a hive of adventure activity. Surfers make the most of the Pacific Ocean waves off the east-facing beach while the estuary side of the Huriwa Peninsula is the domain of boaties.

Many enjoy the splendid fishing opportunities available or charter a sail boat, while others take to kayaks to visit the magnificent Matanaka Caves. All these are offered by Karitane Charters.

If that's all a bit too vigorous, you can watch the boaties from the walkway which runs round the Huriwa Peninsula, and through the historic reserve. This was once the site of a substantial Maori pa.